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Billy Williams 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘A Stitch In Time’ – Game Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘A Stitch In Time’ – Game Used Jersey Card

Not a bad score this time around.  As a matter of fact, I have added more game-used relic cards of Billy Williams to my collection in 2012 than base cards.

I’ll have to change that as I would really like to be able to finish of my PC of Williams.  Maybe I can make that a reality in 2013.

As for the newest card in my Billy Williams collection, it is from the 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts set.  And the ‘Stitch In Time’ theme is a sweet one.

Have a look at the card:

I told you it was nice!

Billy Williams 2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Game-Used Jersey Card – Powder Blue w/White Pinstripe!!!

Billy Williams 2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Game-Used Jersey Card – Powder Blue w/White Pinstripe!!!

I haven’t been too lucky recently when it comes to adding new cards to my Billy Williams collection.  And when I say ‘new’, I mean both vintage and modern.

So, while my official check list does not get one more check added due to knocking off another card for the set, I am still pretty pleased with this pick-up.

The card is from the 2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts set.  And best of all, it features a more rare Cubs’ jersey swatch.

Have a look:

Yessir – that is Powder-Blue with a nice bright, White pinstripe!!!

YES!!!

Billy Williams 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection Authentic Bat Card

Billy Williams 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection Authentic Bat Card

If it wasn’t for the horizontal grain of the piece of lumber used on this Game-Used bat card of Billy Williams, you may not even know that the card is a relic card.

Overall, I like the card, but it is far from super.  The tones are just way too close to one another – nothing stands out, nothing pops, nothing leaps from the cardboard.

There is not a single element of this baseball card that truly draws your eye.  In fact, it feels more like a test to find something unique.

And if it wasn’t for the fact that this card features one of my favorite old-school players, I would probably classify this one as a ‘FAIL’.

Billy Williams saves the day – and the card too!!!

Billy Williams 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Game-Used Jersey Card

I am really starting to like the jersey numbered cut-outs of these relic cards.  They add a very nice touch, and it certainly helps when a Cubs’ pinstripe is flowing through it as well.

For proof of that, see my latest acquisition:

Nice, huh?

This card features Hall of Famer Billy Williams, and the number 26 that he made famous while playing left-field for the Chicago Cubs during the 1960s and 1970s.

This baseball card is serial numbered as 5/75 – and I believe that it is the nicest relic card that I own of Mr. Williams.

So far…  🙂

Billy Williams 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘Legendary Materials’ – Game Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – ‘Legendary Materials’ – Game Used Jersey Card

While not an official ‘goal’ of 2012, I do want to acquire some more modern-era cards of Billy Williams during the new year.

I am still roughly 6-7 cards away from obtaining each card that was issued of him during his playing days, but some of them carry a pretty hefty price tag.  So, as I shop for them, I will go after the modern stuff as well.

The first card that I scored is a Game-Used relic card from the 2009 SP ‘Legendary Materials’ set.  And she is a beauty.  And she is numbered to just 80/100 copies.

Have a look:

A fantastic addition to my collection that honors ‘Sweet Swinging Billy Williams’!!!

Enjoy.

Billy Williams 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Game-Used Jersey Card

There is no doubt that Billy Williams belongs in this set.  One of the most famous Chicago Cubs of all-time, Williams was a fan favorite at Wrigley Field for 16 magnificent seasons.

Williams’ impressive resume displays the following – Rookie of the Year(1961), 2-time runner up for the MVP(’70 & ’72), 6-time All-star, Batting Title(’72), 2,711 career hits, 426 home runs, 1,410 runs scored, 1,475 RBI, and a career batting average of .290.

And the fact that this card features a Grey swatch from one of Williams’ Cubs jerseys is simply icing on the cake!!!

Enjoy.

Billy Williams 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Billy Williams 2008 Upper Deck SP ‘Legendary Memorabilia’ Game-Used Jersey Card

It has been months since I added a new Billy Williams baseball card to my collection.  More than 4 months to be exact…

So, when I saw this card on Ebay with the very low asking price of $0.99, I placed my bid, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best.  And you know what, I WON!!!  Not only did I win this card, but I grabbed a few more from the same set; and I will show them off in time.

The card comes from the 2008 Upper Deck Sp Legendary Memorabilia set, and it features a swatch of Green jersey.  And since Billy Williams did not wear Green during his time in Chicago, I think that it is safe to say that this piece of jersey is from him time with the Oakland A’s.

Numbered 66/99, I am thrilled to finally add a new card to my collection that pays tribute to Williams.

I think I am going to have to go for a few more!!!

My First Billy Williams Memorabilia Card

I have had 2 forgettable purchases of game used memorabilia cards recently.  You can read those posts here and here.  Being that these were my first 2 attempts to enjoy this new kind of product(new for me at least), I was discouraged to continue with my attempts to pick some of these up.

 For whatever reason, I was drawn back in when I saw this card.  Being a Billy Williams card certainly did not hurt, but I really like the overall design too.  Plus, adding 2 swatches from Billy’s playing days with the Cubbies doesn’t hurt either…

Check it out:

My first jersey card leaves me disappointed…

I purchased my first ‘modern-era’ card and went after a game-used jersey card as I find them extremely appealing.  Hell, it only cost $2 and is of one of may favorite pitchers of all time, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins.  For $2, I got a piece of Cubs history as well as a piece of memorabilia from possibly the best Cub pitcher ever.  I was extremely excited to get this card, and when it arrived I was a little more than thrilled.

Check it out:

This card has everything a Jenkins fan could ask for.  A beautiful black and white portrait, a symbol representing Wrigley Field with the title ‘Wrigley Field, Home of Cubs Greats’.  It also includes the years that Fergie pitched for the Cubs, 1966-1973, and lastly a perfect square piece of a jersey he wore for the Cubs in his home, white uniform.  The only thing that could be better would be to have a Royal Blue pinstripe on the jersey but beggars cannot be choosers…

Since this is the first time I have actually held a game-used jersey card I wanted to take everything in and quickly turned it over to see what kind of cool Fergie Jenkins info would be on the back.  Again, I was pleasantly surprised to find a certificate of authenticity as well as more Cub’s team logos and colors.

That was until I read this – “On the front of this card is an authentic piece of a jersey worn by Fergie Jenkins in an official Red Sox MLB game.”

WHAT???  Quickly I turned the card over confirming it had the Cub’s logo on the front and that I didn’t mess up and buy a Jenkin’s Red Sox jersey card.  Nope, I was right.  On the front it has the correct team logo, and Cubs colors.  Let me check the back again….  Shit!  What the hell is this?  I mean, I know that he played for Boston, but why on earth would they give me a piece of a Red Sox jersey on a card that is SCREAMING Cubs???

Needless to say I am more than a little disappointed.  Again, I only paid $2 for this but I want what was advertised.  Would you want a Karl MALONE jersey card with a Lakers piece of jersey?  NO.  Or how about a PETE ROSE card with a nice piece of jersey from his playing days with the Expos?  NO.  You want what you want, and what I really wanted was a piece of Cubs jersey from this Cubs legend!!!

Has this ever happened to you?  Is this normal practice?  Can someone help me with this?  If I was to buy another one of these am I going to get the same thing or do they vary?  HELP!!!  SOS!!!