Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Few Old, A Few New

My latest trade package contained wantlist hits that ranged from 1971 to 2005.  A member from the Bench needed a 2013 Triple Threads Jose Abreu card #ed to 99.  It was nice of him to trade vintage cards for a modern one.  I know some traders will not do that, and I cannot blame them.

This 1971 Topps Ted Simmons rookie card has some issues, but it is still in decent shape.  Simba is often overlooked as a very good player because he played during the Johnny Bench era.  He also played on some bad Cardinal teams.  The one time he made the World Series in 1982 as a member of the Brewers he lost to the Cardinals.  

These two Torre cards are in great shape.  The 1973 on the left is almost mint, while the 1972 Topps card is not far behind.  Torre played for the Cardinals from 1969-1974.  He was an All Star four of those years, and won the MVP in 1971.  He also served as the manager from 1990-1995.  He was elected into the Cardinals Hall of Fame last year. 

This card finished my 1991 Conlon Cardinals set.  The 1992 set is far from complete. 

Please bring back a set with cards of long relievers and back up catchers.  It can be called Topps 24 Man.  Even the catcher that hits .250 needs some hobby love once in a while.

Edmonds does not look too happy on his 2005 Bowman Chrome card.  It almost appears as if he was photoshopped onto the background.  I think Private Stock is one of the best Pacific brands.  A nice simple design with sharp photography. 

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