Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tom Davey on baseball cards

Tom Davey pitched four seasons in the major leagues for the Blue Jays, Mariners and Padres. In 114 games he went 7-6 with a 4.41 ERA. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"My first baseball card from Medicine Hat was my favorite card. I used to collect cards but not anymore."

Thanks! I don't have that card, but here is one from my collection.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bo's second Mega Trade-A-Thon and first Little Fun Game

Two years ago I acquired some large collections, and ended up with about 25,000 cards to trade. I decided to try to trade as many of them as possible at once so I did one mega trade-a-thon where I ended up making 25 trades out of it!

A few months ago I acquired two more large collections. And after several months of sorting I now have even more than the 25,000 cards I had to trade. A lot more:
That's six 5,000 count boxes, two 3,200-count boxes and a few smaller boxes - it's about 40,000 cards to trade this time. And while last time was mostly mid-nineties stuff, this is almost all post-2000 cards, and a very large amont of it is from that 2000-2005 time period that is a weak spot in many bloggers' collections. There are full details on what is available at the bottom of this post.

What I plan to do is wait a few days to get any claims in for those that want to participate, then do one huge pass through the boxes to pull cards for everybody. Happy to take requests from set collectors to fill their wantlists or create starter sets, for team collectors, and for mini-collections. For the last two, do let me know if you want me to exclude certain years or sets, so I don't send you 1989 Fleer or 2011 Topps base cards that you already have. I'm very happy to go through people's wantlists if you have them made already. And if someone has already picked your team don't worry, there are many many cards with duplicates, triplicates and more. I would be particularly interested in more traders like Tim Wallach Cards and Willinghammer Rising who collect every copy of the cards of a player - if you are familiar with any other collectors like that do let me know! Very happy to accomodate player collectors too, but the collection is overwhelmingly minor stars and commons, not as many of the Trout/Jeter/Pujols types.

Send in your requests, get into the Little Fun Game (more on that in a moment), then forget about it for a while, because the pulling process will be slow going, and no point in you putting your return package together until you have some idea on what you are getting back.

This trade-a-thon is open to anyone who is interested, and I hope I get a lot of responses, and even have some new trading buddies. One change from last time, though, is that if I have not traded with you before, I will ask you to send cards to me before I send yours to you. Last time I contacted a lot of bloggers whom I had not traded before, and it was not completely successful as I sent 25 trade packages out and only got 22 in return. One of the delinquents says he is working on a return so I won't mention him for now, but at this point, two-and-a-half years and multiple attempts to contact later, AdamE of Thoughts and Sox and dominicfdny (who does not have a blog) have to be considered bad traders. (Though I will happily remove them from this post if they get in touch with me and have cards ready to send.)

This then brings me to the next part of this post, the Little Fun Game. The Big Fun Games that have been going on throughout the blogosphere have been awesome, but it is amazing to me what people will just get let go in these contests. Cards from the 1950s, autographed cards, and other big-ticket items that are nicer than anything I have to trade, in fact nicer than what I have in my own collection, being given away. That plus the postage costs which must be considerable. I can't do anything like that, but I would like to do something. Hence the Little Fun Game.

The Little Fun Game will be open to anyone who says they want to be included in the Trade-A-Thon between now and Monday at noon EST. Since I will be sending this group packages anyway, the LFG prizes can be included with the trade. While there won't be any big-ticket items, I will find some things that people hopefully will like and even steal, various star cards, oddballs, etc that hopefully people will find fun.

Finally, just like last time I did a complete tabulation of what is in those monster trade boxes, to give you an idea of the types of cards available. I have each set with the approximate number of cards available in each set. If there are only one or two cards in a set I have noted who the player is. I have also noted if the number of cards available is actually greater than the number of cards in the set - like I said, there is a lot of duplication. And while a lot of it is stuff like Bowman Draft, there is also a lot of more-desirable cards like Allen & Ginter and Leaf Certified Materials that are heavily represented as well.



92 Action Packed – 2 (McDougald, Crosetti)
02 Bazooka – 20
89 Bowman – 1 (Frank White, KC)
90 Bowman – 2 (Gomez, Gruber)
91 Bowman – 1 (Benny Santiago Silver Slugger, SD)
92 Bowman – 1 (Cliff Floyd, MON)
93 Bowman – 4
94 Bowman – 1 (Chan Ho Park, LAD)
96 Bowman – 1 (Matt Morris, STL)
97 Bowman – 3 (all Billy Koch)
97 Bowman Chrome – 4 (3 Loopers and an Elarton)
98 Bowman – 1 (Mark Mangum, COL)
99 Bowman – 3
99 Bowman Chrome – 1 (Tony Torcato, SF)
00 Bowman – 20
00 Bowman Chrome – 15
01 Bowman – 1 (Steve Smyth, CHC)
01 Bowman Gold – 1 (Chin-Feng Chen, LAD)
01 Bowman Chrome – 2 (Guzman, Munson)
01 Bowman Heritage – 200
02 Bowman – 4
02 Bowman Chrome – 1,200 (out of a 400-card checklist. Easily 10-20 cards of many players)
02 Bowman Draft – 3
02 Bowman Heritage – 25
03 Bowman – 50
03 Bowman Chrome – 7
03 Bowman Draft – 1,800 (out of a 170-card checklist. Easily 10-20 cards of many players)
03 Bowman Draft Chrome – 750 (out of a 170-card checklist. Tons of multiples)
03 Bowman Heritage – 1 (Ryan Harvey, CHC)
04 Bowman – 3
04 Bowman Chrome – 40
04 Bowman Draft – 1,000 (out of a 170-card checklist. Tons of multiples)
04 Bowman Draft Chrome – 40
05 Bowman – 7
05 Bowman Chrome – 3
05 Bowman Draft – 15
05 Bowman Heritage – 7
06 Bowman – 20
06 Bowman Prospects – 1 (Josh LeBlanc , LAA)
06 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 10
06 Bowman Draft – 350 (out of a 55-card checklist)
06 Bowman Draft Chrome – 100 (out of a 55-card checklist)
06 Bowman Draft Picks – 250 (out of a 65-card checklist)
06 Bowman Draft Picks Chrome – 200 (out of a 65-card checklist)
06 Bowman Futures Game – 125 (out of a 45-card checklist)
06 Bowman Futures Game Chrome – 100 (out of a 45-card checklist)
06 Bowman Heritage Prospects – 15
07 Bowman – 40
07 Bowman Chrome – 15
07 Bowman Prospects – 125
07 Bowman Chrome Prospects – 200
07 Bowman Draft – 25
07 Bowman Draft Chrome – 25
08 Bowman – 10
08 Bowman Gold – 1 (Ben Sheets, MIL)
08 Bowman Chrome – 125
08 Bowman Draft – 35
08 Bowman Draft Chrome – 7
08 Bowman Prospects – 20
08 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 3
08 Bowman Draft Picks – 20
08 Bowman Draft Picks Chrome – 15
09 Bowman – 25
09 Bowman Draft – 40
09 Bowman Draft Chrome – 3
09 Bowman Prospects – 20
09 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 25
09 Bowman Draft Picks – 20
09 Bowman Draft Picks Gold – 1 (Tanner Bushue, HOU)
09 Bowman Draft Picks Chrome – 7
09 Bowman WBC Chrome – 4
10 Bowman – 125
10 Bowman Draft – 40
10 Bowman Draft Chrome – 10
10 Bowman Prospects – 225 (out of a 110-card checklist)
10 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 225 (out of a 200-card checklist)
10 Bowman Draft Picks – 40
10 Bowman Draft Picks Chrome – 15
10 Bowman USA Chrome – 4
10 Bowman USA-18 Chrome – 8
10 Bowman Platinum Prospects – 1 (Tyler Anderson, Team USA)
11 Bowman – 12
11 Bowman Draft – 4
11 Bowman Prospects – 2 (Gallagher, Cabrera)
11 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 1 (Dave Bromberg, MIN)
11 Bowman Draft Picks – 8
11 Bowman Platinum – 15
11 Bowman Platinum Prospects – 2 (Ackley, Mitchell)
12 Bowman – 100
12 Bowman Chrome – 35
12 Bowman Prospects – 30
12 Bowman Chrome Prospects – 5
12 Bowman Platinum – 125 (out of a 100-card checklist)
12 Bowman Platinum Prospects – 25
13 Bowman – 25
13 Bowman Chrome – 1 (Matt Kemp, LAD)
13 Bowman Prospects – 10
13 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 2 (Chargois, Vasquez)
14 Bowman – 50
14 Bowman Chrome – 2 copies of Edwin Encarnacion
14 Bowman Prospects – 2 (McKinney, Buttrey)
15 Bowman – 25
15 Bowman Chrome – 2 (Collmenter, Kendrick)
15 Bowman Chrome Promo – 1 (Nick Gordon, MIN)
15 Bowman Draft – 125
15 Bowman Draft Chrome – 5
15 Bowman Prospects – 2 (Quinn, Johansen)
15 Bowman Prospects Chrome – 1 (Kyle Lloyd, SD)
16 Bowman – 60
16 Bowman Chrome – 10
96 Bowman’s Best – 8 copies of Geoff Jenkins
97 Bowman’s Best – 8
99 Bowman’s Best – 2 (Jordan, Gibson)
01 Bowman’s Best – 2 copies of Rod Barajas
03 Bowman’s Best – 1 (Matt Diaz, TB)
05 Bowman’s Best – 5
96 Circa – 2 (Erstad, Grudzielanek)
97 Circa – 1 (Pete Schourek, CIN)
91 Classic Best – 2 copies of Tim Salmon
92 Classic Best – 2 copies of Jim Edmonds
92 Classic 4-Sport Draft - 7
93 Classic – 1 (Marquis Grissom, MON)
93 Classic Best – 7
94 Classic – 1 (Mark Smith, BAL)
94 Collectors Choice – 1 (Tim Salmon, CAL)
95 Collectors Choice – 3
96 Collectors Choice – 3
97 Collectors Choice – 2 (Castillo, Curtis)
95 Collectors Choice SE – 5
96 Denny’s – 10
81 Donruss – 1 (Frank White, KC)
82 Donruss – 1 (Paul Molitor, MIL)
86 Donruss – 3
86 Donruss Rookies – 2 (Williams, Witt)
87 Donruss – 9
88 Donruss – 8
88 Donruss MVPs – 1 (Alan Trammell, DET)
89 Donruss – 20
89 Donruss MVPs – 2 (Hershiser, Sierra)
89 Donruss Pop-Up All-Stars – 2 (McGwire, Steinbach)
90 Donruss – 9
90 Donruss MVPs – 1 (Greg Swindell, CLE)
91 Donruss – 9
92 Donruss – 40
92 Donruss Bonus Cards – 5
92 Donruss Rookies – 1 (Rico Brogna, DET)
92 Donruss Triple Play – 2 (Dawson Awesome Action, Van Slyke)
93 Donruss – 7
93 Donruss Triple Play – 2 (Martinez, Belle)
94 Donruss – 2 (Clark, Orsulak)
94 Donruss Special Edition – 1 (Jose Canseco, TEX)
95 Donruss – 75
97 Donruss Signature – 1 (Bobby Bonilla, FLA)
98 Donruss Signature – 10
01 Donruss – 1 (Ruben Mateo, TEX)
01 Donruss Classics – 1 (Kevin Brown, LAD)
01 Donruss Elite – 2 (Armas, Quinn)
02 Donruss – 15
02 Donruss Rookies – 15
02 Donruss Class of 2001 – 40
02 Donruss Classics – 6
02 Donruss Diamond Kings – 120
02 Donruss Elite – 3
02 Donruss Fan Club – 3
02 Donruss Originals – 3
03 Donruss – 20
03 Donruss Rookies – 6
03 Donruss Champions – 10
03 Donruss Classics – 6
03 Donruss Diamond Kings – 2 (Ishii, Borchard)
03 Donruss Team Heroes – 2 (Johnson, Webb)
04 Donruss Team Heroes – 2 Duboises and a Guzman
05 Donruss – 1 (Angel Guzman, CHC)
05 Donruss Champions – 1 (Frank White, KC)
05 Donruss Diamond Kings – 8
05 Donruss Team Heroes – 1 (Jose Capellan, MIL)
05 Donruss Throwback Threads – 1 (Terrmel Sledge, MON)
07 Donruss Elite Extra Edition – 40
09 Donruss Elite Extra Edition – 25
10 Donruss Elite Extra Edition – 6
14 Donruss – 600 (out of a 300 card checklist)
16 Donruss – 25
16 Donruss Optic – 1 (Brandon Crawford, SF)
93 Duracell – 3
01 EX – 5
02 EX – 20
95 Finest – 1 (Javy Lopez, ATL)
96 Finest – 1 (Eric Davis, CIN)
97 Finest – 1 (Henry Rodriguez, MON)
98 Finest – 1 (Checklist card #275)
99 Finest – 3
00 Finest – 1 (Scott Williamson, CIN)
01 Finest – 100
01 Finest Moments – 1 (Cal Ripken, BAL)
02 Finest – 3
03 Finest – 100
07 Finest – 15
08 Finest – 2 (Smith, Balentien)
15 Finest – 4 Paniks and a Ventura
94 Flair – 4
02 Flair – 25
03 Flair Greats – 1 (Jim Bunning, DET)
81 Fleer – 100
82 Fleer – 10
83 Fleer – 1 (Tim Flannery, SD)
85 Fleer – 1 (Scott McGregor, BAL)
86 Fleer Star Stickers – 1 (Frank White, KC)
87 Fleer – 25
87 Fleer Update – 5
88 Fleer – 4
88 Fleer Update – 8
88 Fleer Exciting Stars – 20
89 Fleer – 30
89 Fleer All Star Team – 1 (Bobby Bonilla, PIT)
89 Fleer Heroes of Baseball – 1 (Glenn Davis, HOU)
90 Fleer – 10
90 Fleer Update – 1 (Jim Leyritz, NYY)
91 Fleer – 8
91 Fleer Update – 2 (Habyan, Ashby)
92 Fleer – 5
93 Fleer – 10
92-93 Fleer Excel – 1 (Paul Shuey, CLE)
94 Fleer – 7
95 Fleer – 6
98 Fleer Tradition – 1 (Andy Pettitte, NYY)
00 Fleer Focus – 450 (out of a 250 card checklist)
00 Fleer Gamers – 3
00 Fleer Tradition – 8
00 Fleer Tradition Update – 75
01 Fleer Baseball Authority – 1 (Carl Everett, BOS)
01 Fleer Focus – 2 (Girardi, Rivera)
01 Fleer Futures – 15
01 Fleer Game Time – 1 (Bernie Williams, NYY)
01 Fleer Genuine – 1 (Jeff Kent, SF)
01 Fleer Legacy – 35
01 Fleer Platinum – 100
01 Fleer Premium – 3
01 Fleer Showcase – 12
01 Fleer Tradition – 9
01 Fleer Triple Crown – 40
02 Fleer – 5
02 Fleer Authentix – 125
02 Fleer Box Score – 15
02 Fleer Genuine – 30
02 Fleer Maximum – 1,200 (out of a 200+ card checklist, plus one full set of cards 1-200, which is the non-SP base of the set. Cards are in good condition but not mint)
02 Fleer MLB Hot Prospects – 4
02 Fleer Platinum – 45
02 Fleer Premium -10
02 Fleer Showcase – 12
02 Fleer Tradition – 100
02 Fleer Triple Crown – 5
03 Fleer Authentix – 75
03 Fleer Avant – 3
03 Fleer Box Score – 1 (Bernie Williams, NYY)
03 Fleer Double Header – 6
03 Fleer Genuine – 5
03 Fleer Hardball – 5
03 Fleer Patchworks – 1 (Phil Nevin, SD)
03 Fleer Platinum – 60
03 Fleer Rookies & Greats – 5
03 Fleer Rookies & Greats Blue – 1 (Angel Berroa, KC, #’d 231/250)
03 Fleer Showcase – 2 (Sasaki, Klesko)
03 Fleer Splendid Splinters – 7
03 Fleer Tradition – 25
05 Fleer Tradition – 50
06 Fleer – 12
06 Fleer Tradition – 100
07 Fleer – 4
09 Freedom Cardboard – 5
07 Goudey – 2 (Langerhans, Taveras)
08 Goudey – 2 (Guthrie, Blanton)
16 Goudey – 1 (Troy Merritt, golfer)
87 Hygrade – 1 (Mickey Cochrane, A’s)
00 Impact – 3
82 Kmart – 1 (Elston Howard, NYY)
91 Leaf – 1 (Travis Fryman, DET)
92 Leaf – 2 Hollinses and a Gallego
93 Leaf – 1 (Mike Felder, SEA)
94 Leaf – 25
96 Leaf – 1 (Jeff Montgomery, KC)
97 Leaf – 1 (Ugueth Urbina, MON)
01 Leaf Certified Materials – 5
01 Leaf Rookies and Stars – 55
02 Leaf – 10
02 Leaf Certified Materials – 40
02 Leaf Rookies and Stars – 20
03 Leaf – 5
03 Leaf Certified Materials – 200
04 Leaf Certified Materials – 225
91 Line Drive AAA – 1 (Royal Clayton, NYY)
91 Line Drive AA – 2 (Jaha, Hosey)
97 Metal – 15
00 Metal – 2 (Gonzalez, Guerrero)
05 MLB Showdown – 1 (Laynce Nix, TEX)
91 O-Pee-Chee Premier – 2 (Dunston, Shumpert)
92 O-Pee-Chee Premier – 1 (Mike Bordick, OAK)
09 O-Pee-Chee – 1 (John Lannan, WAS)
09 O-Pee-Chee Black – 1 (Kevin Gregg, CHC)
02 Ovation – 10
00 Pacific Crown Collection – 25
00 Pacific Omega – 1 (Brad Fullmer, TOR)
12 Panini Triple Play – 4
12 Panini Hometown Heroes – 35
12 Panini Prizms – 65
13 Panini Prizms – 5
13 Panini USA Baseball Champions (Red) – 50
13 Panini USA Baseball Champions (Gold) – 150 (out of a 40 card checklist)
14 Panini Classics – 16
14 Panini Elite – 2 (Panik, Grichuk)
16 Panini Diamond Kings – 130
92 Pinnacle – 3
93 Pinnacle – 7
94 Pinnacle – 400
95 Pinnacle – 13
97 Pinnacle Certified – 3
98 Pinnacle – 1 (Kevin Appier, KC)
98 Pinnacle Inside – 3
13 Pinnacle – 25
01 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia – 2 Paul Konerkos
02 Playoff Piece of the Game – 7
03 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia – 1 (Chris Snelling, SEA)
04 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia – 1 (Rocco Baldelli, TB)
04 Playoff Honors – 1 (Byron Gettis, KC)
04 Playoff Prestige – 2 (Seo, Boone)
05 Playoff Prestige – 2 (Harvey, Kensing)
01 Post – 3
88 Score – 12
90 Score – 20
91 Score – 15
92 Score – 25
93 Score – 4
94 Score – 13
95 Score – 5
96 Score – 2 (Green, Martinez)
97 Score -1 (John Burkett, TX)
98 Score Rookie Traded – 4
98 Score Complete Player – 1 (Larry Walker, COL)
93 Select – 7
94 Signature Rookies Mail-In Promo – 1 (Michael Tucker, KC)
00 Skybox – 5
93 SP – 25
94 SP – 40 (almost entirely the 20 rookies at the beginning of the set)
97 SP – 2 (Guerrero, Erstad)
98 SP Authentic – 2 (Hernandez, Joyner)
98 SP Prospects – 1 (Gary Matthews Jr, SD)
01 SP Authentic – 3
01 SP Game Bat – 1 (Raul Mondesi, TOR)
01 SP Prospects – 6
02 SP Authentic – 80
03 SP Authentic – 20
04 SP Prospects – 5
08 SP Authentic – 5
08 SP Legendary Cuts -1 (Akinori Iwamura, TB)
09 SP Authentic – 2 (Volquez, Soria)
09 SP Legendary Cuts – 1 (Ryan Ludwick, STL)
99 Sports Illustrated – 2 (Dodgers rookies, Pirates rookies)
01 SPX – 1 (Kevin Brown, LAD)
02 SPX – 3
05 SPX – 2 (Cabrera, Duffy)
06 SPX – 3 Ramon Hernandezes
91 Stadium Club – 15
92 Stadium Club – 30
93 Stadium Club – 2 (Servais, Habyan)
94 Stadium Club – 8
95 Stadium Club – 1 (Cover Story Carlos Baerga, CLE)
97 Stadium Club – 7 (all from the TSC2000 subset)
99 Stadium Club – 1 (Kevin Millwood, ATL)
00 Stadium Club – 1 (Sammy Sosa, CHIC)
00 Stadium Club Chrome – 1 (Peter Bergeron, MON)
01 Stadium Club – 8
02 Stadium Club – 7
16 Stadium Club – 325 (out of a 300 card checklist)
92 Studio – 8
93 Studio – 1 (Spike Owen, NYY)
95 Studio – 13
96 Studio – 3
01 Studio – 3
02 Studio – 1 (Aubrey Huff, TB)
04 Studio – 2 (Nelson, Gaudin)
05 Studio – 2 (Gibbons, Karp)
94 Ted Williams – 15
77 Topps – 1 (Rick Baldwin, NYM)
78 Topps – 1 (Rick Monday, LAD)
79 Topps – 5
80 Topps – 20
81 Topps – 25
82 Topps – 15
83 Topps – 25
84 Topps – 20
85 Topps – 18
86 Topps – 75
86 Topps Traded – 8
87 Topps – 80
87 Topps Traded – 2 Jeff Robinsons
88 Topps – 100
88 Topps Traded – 9
88 Topps Big – 1 (Eric Davis, CIN)
88 Topps Sticker Backs – 1 (Frank White, KC)
88 Topps UK – 2 (Morris, Trammell)
89 Topps – 100
89 Topps Big – 1 (Tracy Woodson, LAD)
89 Topps Sticker Backs – 1 (Lou Whitaker, DET)
90 Topps – 10
91 Topps – 3
92 Topps – 9
93 Topps – 30
94 Topps – 25
94 Topps Archives – 2 (Grammas, Weik)
95 Topps – 2 (Hammond, Conine)
95 Topps D3 – 4
95 Topps Embossed – 2 (Guillen, Zeile)
96 Topps – 14
97 Topps – 65
97 Topps Chrome – 1 (Ray Lankford, STL)
98 Topps – 20
98 Topps Chrome – 4
98 Topps Stars – 9
99 Topps – 20
99 Topps Traded – 15
99 Topps Chrome – 1 (Mike Bordick, BAL)
00 Topps – 150
00 Topps Traded – 8
00 Topps Chrome – 4
00 Topps Stars – 2 (Myers, Howington)
01 Topps – 100
01 Topps Traded – 9
01 Topps Chrome – 15
01 Topps Gallery – 1 (Corey Patterson, CHC)
01 Topps Gold Label – 1 (Larry Walker, COL)
01 Topps Heritage – 8
02 Topps – 700
02 Topps Traded – 75
02 Topps 10 – 15
02 Topps 206 – 300 (including multiple photo variations for many players)
02 Topps T-206 – 50
02 Topps 1952 World Series – 1 (Yankees Celebrate Martin’s Homer)
02 Topps American Pie – 13
02 Topps Archives – 45
02 Topps Chrome – 2 (Bere, Jones)
02 Topps Chrome Traded – 1 (Scott Hairston, AZ)
02 Topps Gallery – 15
02 Topps Heritage – 30
02 Topps Opening Day – 50
02 Topps Reserve – 1 (Aramis Ramirez, PIT)
02 Topps Total – 8
03 Topps – 115
03 Topps Traded – 20
03 Topps 205 – 1 (Jason Kubel, MIN)
03 Topps Chrome – 125
03 Topps Gallery – 1 (Brendan Harris, CHC)
03 Topps Heritage – 25
03 Topps Opening Day – 2 (Byrd, Huff)
03 Topps Total – 9
03 Topps Total Silver – 1 (Ricky Stone, HOU)
04 Topps – 240
04 Topps Traded – 50
04 Topps Chrome – 1 (Bobby Brownlie, CHC)
04 Topps Chrome Refractor – 1 (Jason Schmidt, SF)
04 Topps Cracker Jack – 13
04 Topps Heritage – 3 Fred McGriffs
04 Topps Total – 3 Mike MacDougals
05 Topps – 75
05 Topps Update – 1 (Mike Esposito, KC)
05 Topps Cracker Jack – 3
05 Topps Heritage – 5
05 Topps Total – 10
05 Topps Turkey Red – 05 Topps Turkey Red – 50
06 Topps – 175
06 Topps Update – 25
06 Topps 52 Rookies – 30
06 Topps Allen & Ginter – 7
06 Topps Co-Signers – 1 (Shawn Green, AZ)
06 Topps Heritage – 30
06 Topps Opening Day – 6
06 Topps Turkey Red – 12
07 Topps – 150 (includes several red backs)
07 Topps Update – 100 (includes several red backs)
07 Topps 52 Rookies – 12
07 Topps Allen & Ginter – 50
07 Topps Co-Signers – 1 (Mark Teahen, KC)
07 Topps Heritage – 20
07 Topps Opening Day – 1 (Mark Redman, KC)
07 Topps Turkey Red – 12
08 Topps – 625
08 Topps Gold Lettering – 1 (Rick Vandenhurk, FLA)
08 Topps Update – 10
08 Topps Allen & Ginter – 525 (out of a 350 card checklist)
08 Topps Chrome – 70
08 Topps Heritage – 11 copies of Jose Reyes
08 Topps Opening Day – 25
09 Topps – 35
09 Topps Allen & Ginter – 7
09 Topps Chrome – 8
09 Topps Heritage – 60
09 Topps Heritage American Heroes – 30
10 Topps – 975 (out of a 660-card checklist)
10 Topps Update – 100
10 Topps 206 – 5
10 Topps Allen & Ginter – 50
10 Topps Attax – 7
10 Topps Chrome – 6
10 Topps Heritage – 50
10 Topps Opening Day – 30
10 Topps Pro Debut – 15
10 Topps Turkey Red – 6
11 Topps – 400
11 Topps Update – 130
11 Topps Allen & Ginter – 20
11 Topps Chrome – 2 (Valencia, Zimmermann)
11 Topps Gypsy Queen – 2 (Quentin, Beckham)
11 Topps Heritage – 140
11 Topps Heritage Minors – 340 (out of a 200 card checklist)
11 Topps Lineage – 1 (Ricky Romero, TOR)
11 Topps Pro Debut – 25
11 Toppstown – 1 (Chris Young, AZ)
12 Topps – 500
12 Topps Update – 2 Matt Treanors
12 Topps Allen & Ginter – 5
12 Topps Archives – 7
12 Topps Chrome – 1 (Paul Konerko, CHW)
12 Topps Gypsy Queen – 25
12 Topps Heritage – 3
12 Topps Debut – 6 (3 each of Devin Shines and Juan Perez)
13 Topps – 1,500 (out of a 660 card checklist)
13 Topps Update – 25
13 Topps Allen & Ginter – 9
13 Topps Heritage – 1 (Michael Young, PHI)
13 Topps Mini – 600
13 Topps Opening Day – 5 (4 of Carlos Ruiz, 1 of Matt Dominguez)
13 Topps Pro Debut – 20
14 Topps – 275
14 Topps Update – 130
14 Topps Chrome – 3
14 Topps Heritage – 3 copies of Kevin Correia
14 Topps Opening Day – 1 (Carlos Ruiz, PHI)
14 Topps Pro Debut – 20
15 Topps – 500
15 Topps Update – 200
15 Topps Allen & Ginter – 10
15 Topps Archives – 200
15 Topps Chrome – 11
15 Topps Gypsy Queen – 75
15 Topps Heritage – 25
16 Topps – 1,075 (out of a 700 card checklist)
16 Topps Allen & Ginter – 75
16 Topps Archives – 7
16 Topps Chrome – 350
16 Topps Gypsy Queen – 1 (Carlos Santana, CLE)
16 Topps Heritage – 2 (McCann, WS Game 2)
16 Topps Holiday Wal-Mart (the snowflake set) – 50
16 Topps Opening Day– 3 copies of Adeiny Hechavarria
90 Toys R Us – 15
91 Toys R Us – 20
06 TriStar – 2 Deolis Guerras and a Tyler Colvin
08 TriStar – 75
97 UD3 – 2 (Renteria, Castillo)
98 UD3 – 2 (Palmeiro, Bichette)
00 Ultimate Victory – 2 copies of Ben Petrick
91 Ultra – 1 (Pat Kelly, NYY)
92 Ultra – 3
94 Ultra – 25
95 Ultra – 75
95 Ultra Gold Medallion – 6
96 Ultra – 3
97 Ultra – 1 (David Segui, MON)
99 Ultra – 1 (Larry Sutton, KC)
00 Ultra – 60
01 Ultra – 6
02 Ultra – 2 (Beltre, Young)
03 Ultra – 7
05 Ultra – 1 (Ken Harvey, KC)
06 Ultra – 6
07 Ultra – 11
89 Upper Deck – 6
90 Upper Deck – 20
91 Upper Deck – 90
92 Upper Deck – 12
92 Upper Deck Minors – 2 (Floyd Diamond Skills, Lee)
93 Upper Deck – 9
94 Upper Deck – 90
95 Upper Deck – 25
96 Upper Deck – 20
97 Upper Deck – 5
98 Upper Deck – 30 (all rookies from the end of the set)
99 Upper Deck – 25
99 Upper Deck HoloGrFX – 6
99 Upper Deck MVP – 1 (Jeff Kent, KC)
00 Upper Deck – 3
00 Upper Deck Black Diamond – 4
00 Upper Deck Hitters Club – 1 (Ruben Mateo, TX)
00 Upper Deck HoloGrFX – 1 (Russ Ortiz, SF)
01 Upper Deck – 30
01 Upper Deck Black Diamond – 7
01 Upper Deck Cooperstown – 25
01 Upper Deck Evolution – 12
01 Upper Deck Legends – 2 (Palmer, Walker)
01 Upper Deck Legends of New York – 20
01 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives – 4
01 Upper Deck Pros & Prospects – 6
01 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres – 100
01 Upper Deck Reserve – 1 (JD Drew, STL)
01 Upper Deck Vintage – 5
02 Upper Deck – 250
02 Upper Deck 40-Man – 3
02 Upper Deck Authentics – 200
02 Upper Deck Diamond Connection – 10
02 Upper Deck Honor Roll – 7
02 Upper Deck Minors – 100
02 Upper Deck MVP – 200
02 Upper Deck Piece of History – 15
02 Upper Deck Prospect Premiers – 50
02 Upper Deck Sweet Spot – 8
02 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics – 4
02 Upper Deck Vintage – 300
02 Upper Deck World Series – 50
03 Upper Deck – 50
03 Upper Deck First Pitch – 8
03 Upper Deck Classic Portraits – 30
03 Upper Deck Game Face – 15
03 Upper Deck Minors – 15
03 Upper Deck MVP – 5
03 Upper Deck Patch Collection – 4
03 Upper Deck Playball – 150 (out of a 75 card checklist, includes both red and black backs)
03 Upper Deck Playball Minis – 5
03 Upper Deck Playball Reprints – 10
03 Upper Deck Playball Sample – 2 Mark McGwires
03 Upper Deck Playball Yankee Clipper 1941 Streak – 1 (Game 55)
03 Upper Deck Prospect Premiers – 40
03 Upper Deck Superstars – 20
03 Upper Deck Vintage – 20
04 Upper Deck – 8
04 Upper Deck Matsui Chronicles – 1 (HM58)
04 Upper Deck First Pitch – 2 Mike MacDougals
04 Upper Deck Playball – 1 (Jerry Hairston, BAL)
04 Upper Deck Vintage – 25
05 Upper Deck Origins – 9
05 Upper Deck Reflections – 2 (Quiroz, Colon)
06 Upper Deck – 100
06 Upper Deck Artifacts – 2 (Anderson, Rupe)
06 Upper Deck First Pitch – 1 (Brad Wilkerson, MON)
06 Upper Deck Future Stars – 1 (Randy Winn, SF)
06 Upper Deck Sweet Spot – 1 (Clint Barmes, COL)
06 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Update – 1 (Chris Shelton, DET)
07 Upper Deck – 90
07 Upper Deck First Edition – 1 (Chris Young, SD)
07 Upper Deck Future Stars – 4
07 Upper Deck Rookie Card of the Month – 2 Fred Lewises
07 Upper Deck Spectrum – 7
08 Upper Deck – 350
08 Upper Deck First Edition – 2 (Giambi, Igawa)
08 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes – 5
08 Upper Deck Masterpieces – 1 (Travis Hafner, CLE)
08 Upper Deck Piece of History – 7
08 Upper Deck Spectrum – 10
08 Upper Deck Timeline – 15
08 Upper Deck Team USA – 1 (Eric Surkamp)
09 Upper Deck – 100
09 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions – 4
09 Upper Deck Piece of History – 1 (Baseball Hall of Fame Opens)
09 Upper Deck Spectrum – 1 (Lastings Milledge, NYM)
10 Upper Deck – 25
16 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions – 100 (no baseball players)
00 Victory – 20
01 Victory – 4
02 Victory – 4
03 Victory – 4
08 X – 15
98 Zenith – 1 (Albert Belle, CHW)
05 Zenith - 4

Thursday, June 22, 2017

1993 Studio Steve Buechele

Hobby is golf: Buechele was playing in John Elway’s charity golf tournament in 1998 when he was informed that his wife was pregnant – a surprise to Buechele, who had had a vasectomy. That baby, Shane Buechele, is now the quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. Buechele’s son Tanner is an assistant golf pro, and his daughter Jordan played golf in high school.

Favorite sports announcer is Dick Enberg: Buechele grew up in southern California when Enberg was the voice of the UCLA basketball team.

Favorite player as a kid was Jerry West: Another LA basketball icon.

Might have been a rancher if he hadn’t been an athlete: Buechele stayed in Arlington after his career, so presumably did not own his own ranch like his teammate Nolan Ryan.

Pet peeve is losing the remote control: I wonder if now he’s always losing his cell phone.

Where he is now: Bench coach for the Texas Rangers.