Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Does Anyone Know Why George Foster Had Two Cards In The 1981 Fleer Set? Both Are #216…

Does Anyone Know Why George Foster Had Two Cards In The 1981 Fleer Set?  Both Are #216…

While composing my checklists for the new player collections that I am going after, I noticed something odd when creating the checklist for 1977 NL MVP George Foster.

It appears that in Fleer’s 1981 set, the company issued two cards of Foster.  Both are numbered as 216, and I have seen them listed since on Ebay and other sites as ‘A’ and ‘B’ versions.

But what is the story behind the cards?  I know that some of the knowledgable readers of this blog know the answer – Please share it with me!!!

And since I have secured both versions of these cards for my collection, I thought I would share the ‘A’ and ‘B’ with you…



Thanks for reading.  NOW HELP ME UNDERSTAND!!!

Tony Perez 1971 Topps League Leaders w/Johnny Bench & Billy Williams

Tony Perez 1971 Topps League Leaders w/Johnny Bench & Billy Williams

Man, putting together this collection of baseball cards that honors Tony Perez’s Hall of Fame career has been a slow going…

Of the few cards that I need to complete this set, many of them come with a hefty price tag – and I am simply not yet ready to take the plunge.

I did scoop this card from the 1971 Topps set.  The card celebrates the 1970 National League Home Run leaders from the 1970 baseball season, and Perez was among the leaders.

I owned this exact card prior to nabbing this one.  It is part of my Billy Williams collection (still in progress too).  And now that I have officially stated that I am collecting Johnny Bench as well, it seems like card number three will also have to find a way into my collection…


Jim Palmer 2000 Topps – ’50 Years Of Topps’

Jim Palmer 2000 Topps – ’50 Years Of Topps’

As we all know, in 2010 Topps celebrated their ’60th Anniversary’ and they littered their products throughout the year with cards that matched the theme of that celebration.

But, way back in 2000, Topps did the same thing – just not at such a rampant pace.

This card of Jim Palmer is from the 2000 Topps issue, and it has a nice Golden logo to commemorate that landmark anniversary.

Here is the card:

And since the design they used for this card just happens to be my favorite Jim Palmer baseball card (1979 Topps), I had to add it to my collection!!!

Dennis Eckersley 2001 Upper Deck Decades – Rookie Flashback

Dennis Eckersley 2001 Upper Deck Decades – Rookie Flashback

Really not sure why my scanner omitted the border of this baseball card, but the end result looks pretty great, doesn’t it?

For just a second, I wish that this is what the cards really did look like. 

Here is what my scanner gave me:

And this is what the ‘real’ card looks like:

What do you think? 

In this colleector’s eyes, the brightly colored border takes you right back to the 1970’s.  But as far as vintage goes, the image that my scanner gave me screams ‘Old School’!!!

1968 Topps Game – Rick Monday

1968 Topps Game – Rick Monday

Rick Monday enjoyed a 19-season big league career in which he competed in nearly 2,000 games.

An outfielder that could play all three positions, Monday played for three of the most storied franchises in baseball history – The A’s, Cubs, and Dodgers.

Monday ended his playing days with a .264 career batting average.  He collected 1,619 hits during that time including 248 doubles and 241 home runs. 

Monday was a 2-time All-Star, and he competed in three World Series macth-ups; ultimately winning his lone title in 1981 as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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