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Randy Hundley 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Autographed Baseball Card!!

Randy Hundley 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Autographed Baseball Card!!

I have always liked Randy Hundley.  Partly due to his being Fergie Jenkins’ favorite battery mate.  And partly due to his being the father of former big league catcher Todd Hundley.

Randy was there for all of that action with the Cubs during the 1960’s.  He starred right alongside Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins, and Ernie Banks!!

He saw it all!  And I am thrilled to add this signed baseball card to my collection!!!

You won’t believe what I paid for this one…

My Chicago Cubs ‘Greats Of The Game’ Set Is Complete!!!

It took me 4 1/2 months  to collect this 10-card set, but I am happy to finally announce that I have completed my first subset since getting back into the hobby last fall.

While 4 1/2 months may seem like a hell of  a long time to buy 10 cards, I really wanted to take my time with this set.  I was in no rush, obviously, to finish it but now that it’s complete I am proud to bring you this.

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My opinion of the final product is both positive and negative.

First the negatives – I don’t understand why Fleer would use both color and Black & White photography with this set.  By looking at the 10 cards above, it’s very clear to me that the color pictures look much better and work best with this set’s design.  While I am a big fan of the modern-day card that features an old-school look, I think that color photo was the way to go with this set.  Another complaint would be the image selection used.  A few examples – Mark Grace in front of empty stands?  Ryno with his head down while swinging the bat?  Bruce Sutter looking stunned for his portrait?  There are hundreds of pictures of these players in their Cubs’ uniforms that Fleer could have used – they should have spent a few more minutes working on their ‘image quality’.  Lastly, this should have been an 11-card set – Lee Smith deserves a seat alongside these ‘Cubs Greats of the Game’.

And now the positives – The concept of this set is perfect for a team collector.  And the artist or group of artists that put this design together should be commended for their excellent work.  The use of the Cubs’ Red, White, and Blue color scheme makes these cards come alive.  And the addition of the Ivy from Wrigley Field’s outfield wall is genius!!!

I really enjoyed putting this set together, and even now that it’s completed, I still enjoy looking at it.  I think that is what is ultimately important when it comes to building things for your collection.  The building process is fun – but enjoying the completed work feels even better!

Chicago Cubs Greats Of The Game Update

8 down and just 2 to go.  Ryne Sandberg & Ron Santo – You’ve been warned.  I’m coming after you!!!! 

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Working On The Chicago Cugs Greats Of The Game Team Set

 Can anyone help me with this?  I have these 5 cards now but I want to get all of the Cubbies from this set.  I have seen Ryno and Grace before and I have to imagine that there is a Billy Williams available too but I have never seen it.

If anyone can get me the complete checklist for this set of Cubs cards I would be greatly appreciative!!

On to the cards…  Doesn’t this set of cards look like it was designed specifically for the Chicago Cubs?  I cannot think of another team whose colors would look as nice as the Cubs’ with this design.  And of course, any subset featuring the greatest Chicago Cubs baseball players of all-time is going to find a special place in my heart and my collection.

 Here is where I am at so far with this set.  5 down, how many more to go???  I just don’t know for sure. At least 2-3 minimum…

Man I wish that Fergie card was in color like the rest of these…

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – CUBS, CUBS, CUBS

 I couldn’t resist my CUBBIES!!!

I found a new dealer who had all of his cards sorted by team.  This was a great way to shop and I of course ended up at the ‘Cubs’ section of his table rather quickly.  Although I found no Billy Williams cards, I was able to get my hands on these…

The 1988 Donruss Rookies Mark Grace card is sweet.  I needed it to complete my Grace rookie collection, and now all that I am missing is the 1988 Topps Traded and 1998 Score cards.  Then I scooped up a few modern cards of my favorite vintage Cubs.  You cannot go wrong with a few Ernie Banks cards and I also was able to find what are now my first Ron Santo and Randy Hundley cards.

 

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