Friday, November 19, 2021

First Complete Team Set of '51B

While replacing my reprints with incoming originals, I noticed that I had just completed the Detroit Tigers team.  The reason you are seeing Phillies cards up front and Athletics cards at the end is because of Win Percentage.  In 1951 the Phillies had a .474 Win Percentage.  The Tigers also had a .474 Win Percentage but I chose to put the Phillies first since they had just appeared in the 1950 World Series.  When there's a tie, I just have to pick a team to go first.  The Philadelphia A's had a .455 Win Percentage.  The Tigers were the 10th ranked team out of 16 total for 1951.  The first Tiger shown, Red Rolfe, played for the Yankees from 1931-1942.  He played with legends like Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing.  He was part of the 4 straight World Series victories from 1936–1939.  Hall of Famer, George Kell, is also shown towards the end of the Tigers line-up.  Cards within team set are organized by birthday from oldest to youngest.   

Monday, November 15, 2021

1986 Baseball Cards Price Guide Lot

 In 1986, Baseball Cards magazine released 5 issues.  Here are 4 of those issues (#1 April, #3 Aug, #4 Annual, and #5 Dec) minus the #2 Jun issue.  Most of the Repli-Cards are included to my knowledge.  We see the 1981 Donruss for a star from the 1980 World Series (George Brett) and some stars from the 1981 World Series (Reggie Jackson/Lou Piniella).  We also see some 1951 Topps Repli-cards, which I'm less interested in.  I don't mind fake reprints as long as the player actually played in the year replicated.  Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, Dwight Gooden, and Wally Joyner probably weren't even born in 1951.  The aren't the type of cards that I would collect.   

Friday, November 5, 2021

1987 Baseball Cards Price Guide Set

Only 9 issues were released by Baseball Cards in 1987.  At least four of the issues included Repli-cards as shown below.  I'd say the highlight of the Repli-cards are the 1983 Don Mattingly XRC's.  I also like the 1951 Bowman Stan Musial card.  This set sold fairly quickly when I listed it online.