Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This All-Star Game bonus insert set was included only in All-Star Game Factory sets, but features only Angels players so I call it the Angels team bonus set.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Pete Suder was drafted by the Yankees in 1935, playing 6 seasons in the Minors between 1935-1940. The Philadelphia Athletics picked him up in the rule 5 draft after the 1940 season where Suder remained through the Athletics' first year in Kansas City during the 1955 season. Suder led the AL in Fielding % at 2B twice during his career, and a few times found himself in the league top 10 for defensive categories such as Defensive WAR, Putouts at 2B/3B, Double Plays Turned at 2B, Assists at 2B/3B, and Range Factor at 2B/3B. He only missed 2 seasons in 1944-1945 to military service. Suder was the 2nd oldest player in the AL when he retired in 1955.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
It seemed like every time I purchased a factory set of 2010 Topps, it was a Phillies edition. Werth was always my favorite of the bunch, remembering him as a Washington Nationals player.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
The perfect topping to a great set, the 2010 Topps Update set featured 330 cards + #661D Strasburg RC. #661D can be distinguished from #661A because the throwing hand is separated from the armpit in #661A as well as an additional phrase on the back of #661A. Variation #661B is easy to tell apart and was found in Factory Base sets.