Saturday, March 21, 2015

Great trade package from Sport Card Collectors

Got a ton of minor league cards from Sport Card Collectors (who incidentally is running a World Series contest). A lot of unusual, hard-to-find cards, with lots of the awesome weirdness that you can only find on minor league cards.

Here are some highlights:

Not to many coach cards where the coach is shown coaching.
 This one really caught my eye. Who is Ernie Sierra, and why is there a picture of a 1940s-style Red Sox on a 1989 San Jose Giants card? The back of the card tells nothing. Looking at Baseball-Reference, Sierra played for San Jose when it was a Red Sox farm team from 1947-1951. Presumably he was still working for the team in some capacity.
 Air guitar?
 Here's another odd card, Joe DeDario.
 At least this time the back of the card gives some explanation.
 Incredible shot of the ball just as it hits the bat. Or maybe it was just taped to it...
 Another goofy pitching coach shot from the Giants organization.
 A Rick Vaughn card from before he was traded to the Indians' organization and converted to pitching.
 Finally, he threw in this pack of Elvis trading cards from 1992. I didn't open it and is up for trade if anyone wants it. If anyone from the Trade-A-Thon is interested in this I'll gladly add it to their cards.


  1. Glad you enjoyed them and thanks for the contest shout!

  2. I really like the 89 SJ Giants card design. Might need to track down a copy of this set. Went to a lot of their games back then.

  3. I'm trying to figure out what I'll do with cards like that Rapids card when I get to the next phase of my project, the 1990 teams that didn't have ProCards sets. I've noticed there will be GMs and even bat boys to account for in those sets, along with the players, coaches and trainers (and one mascot) in the ProCards sets.