Jim Palmer 2005 Donruss Studio ‘Leaf Certified Materials’ – #13/30
Oh, yeah – here is a pretty limited circulation card that I picked up of Jim Palmer.
The card comes from the 2005 Donruss Studio set, and while there are a ton of low-serial-numbered versions of the cards in this series, it always feels good when you can haul in one of them.
I have a bunch of these cards that feature Andre Dawson and Fergie Jenkins. It was time to step up my Jim Palmer game, and with this acquisition, I have done just that.
Here is the card. It is from the ‘Leaf Certified Materials’ part of the set, and is serial numbered as 13/30!!
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Alan Trammell 1987 Donruss Opening Day
As a kid, collecting the ‘Opening Day’ set was a nice way to add more cards to your collection. Whether you were a set builder, team collector, or player collector, these added sets were a nice way to get more than just the standard issue cards from that year.
The 1987 Donruss ‘Opening Day’ set is one that I recall fondly. I had two full sets, 1 that I kept in tact and 1 that I split into teams and then organized by position. It was F-U-N!!!
Here is the Alan Trammell card from that set:
As for Opening Day in 1987, Trammell and his Tigers teammates were hosting the New York Yankees at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers would lose the game 2-1, and Trammell had a forgettable day going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
The Tigers would have the last laugh in ’87 – a 1st place finish in the AL East!!
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Sparky Anderson 2005 Upper Deck Classics
I am in a Cincinnati Reds frame of mind on this fine Tuesday morning!
And when I think of the Reds and ‘The Big Red Machine’, it is very hard to not think about their fearless leader, Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson.
I have added his 1959 Topps rookie card to my collection recently, and obtaining that card has given me a little bit of a push into trying to find more cards of him.
This is his card from the 2005 Upper Deck Classics set.
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Ken Griffey Sr. ‘Fab Five’ – Card #4 – 1978 Topps
Now that my Ken Griffey Sr. player collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.
Card #4 – 1978 Topps
Jeez, what a smile!!!
And Griffey certainly had reason to smile – his team was one of the best, and he was a winner. A 2-time winner actually, of the 1975 and 1976 World Series championships.
Griffey was a big reason for the team’s success too – a solid contact hitter with a knack for scoring runs and stealing bases!! Call him the spark plug of the machine!!
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So, The McCovey Collector And The Dawson Collector Work Out A Trade. And It Does Not Involve McCovey Or Dawson…
Kind of funny how two collectors that have a strong focus on their player collections put this one together, but both Adam and I are happy with the trade that we worked out.
Adam is one of the most serious player collectors that I know. His obsession focuses on Willie McCovey, and the collection is insane. I know what it is like to focus on a single player with the goal of obtaining a collection to be envied, and Adam has certainly done just that. I am very jealous of what he has put together – and I make sure to visit his blog every Monday to see a new McCovey card unveiled on ‘McCovey Monday’. If you have not done so, you should check out his blog.
OK, now on to the trade…
A little more than a month ago, I busted a few retail blasters of the new 2012 Topps Update product. I had a bunch of inquiries about cards that I was not necessarily wanting for my personal collection, and I was able to pull out a pretty good stack for Adam.
So, off the cards went and he told me that he would try to send me some stuff that would fill a few holes is some of the player collections that I was working on.
And then the cards arrived! 8 of them, and they all filled holes in my player collection checklists.
Here they are:
3 Eric Davis cards:
3 Rollie Fingers cards:
2 Alan Trammell cards:
Thank you for the great trade Adam. I hope to do it again soon!!
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