Thursday, January 23, 2020
Reader Matt, Diamond-Jesters@blogspot.com, asked me who has the most Bubble cards. His guess was the Salvador Perez must have a lot. For a current player, his cards are cool and he is always smiling. However, Salvador is way down the list of players with the most different cards. On this list parallels don't count. First on this list is Frank Thomas.
His First out of 20 different cards
Next on the list with 14 cards.
This is my favorite Bubble Card. The only card with Two people blowing Bubbles on the same card.
Mike Piazza is next with 12 cards.
Followed by Will Clark with 11.
Jeff Cirillo is the only other player with at least 10 cards.
With players that are still active, Adam Jones has 9 cards and I'm hoping that he might give me my 1st Japanese League card.
The next current player is Manny Machado who is tied with Robinson Cano with 8.
Other players with at least 5 cards.
My first certified Autograph Bubble card.
And this card, look closely at Alomar, sliding, blowing and safe.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Bubble Blowing cards had some unique firsts. There is the first parallel bubble.
Unless you count the 1975 Mini of Bert Blyleven.
Is that set counted as a Parallel?
3 or more parallels. Base, Mini and Micro.
More than one player on a card with a bubble.
A different player making a guest appearance on someone else's card.
Future Hof'er Todd Helton?
Another guest appearance.
1993 Bart and Bo
One of many oddball bubbles.
There are over 40 HOF'ers on Bubble Blowing cards. Some during their
playing years and a few showing up on a card after retiring.
2004 UD Timeless
2013 Hometown Heroes
Parallels are both a blessing and a curse. There are over 200 cards still on my wantlists
and 90% of the cards are Parallels. Some of these are 1/1 that I know I'll never acquire.
But it keeps me going.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Please help me identifying this card. I found in a random 5000 count box I purchased at an auction
It has to be after 1964 and is probably a Regional or local issue.
I have looked at a few potential references but no luck.
I love to collect Oddball cards. Here are a few of my favorites.
Joplin, Missouri address
Another Dodger for Greg
Stan the Man for Kerry
A Cub for Nick
Today is Costner's Birthday. He shares his day with me.
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