Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Fun Cards Part 2

Here are a few more of my Favorite Fun Cards.

Some Minor League cards.

They are certainly having fun.

The feast at 2nd base.

Best legs on a baseball card?

I have about 10 different cards of ballplayers and motorcycles.

Whiffle ball anyone.  Reminds me of my backyard whiffle ball games.

Is it heaven or Iowa?

Jose Rijo had as much fun as possible on many of his cards.

I'm not much for mascots, but this is a great card.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Fun Cards

When I go through cards at shows, online or at my card shop I'm always looking for "Fun" cards.
These are the cards that are different from the ordinary poses.  I have a couple of binders full of these cards and am always happy when I can add a new card.  Here are some of my favorites:

Let's start with one of the most famous moves in sports history.

Not in any particular order.  Please let me know if there are others.

A casting lesson from Andy.

My newest mini collection, Dust.  I have about 30 cards so far.

Follow the baseball.

Hot bats and Hot foot.

Part 2 tomorrow.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Most Bubble Cards

Reader Matt,, 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

Bubbles 1sts

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?
1992 Leaf

3 or more parallels.  Base, Mini and Micro.
1993 Topps

More than one player on a card with a bubble.
1993 UD

2005 eTopps

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.

Sports Illustrated mini collections

 I've been entering my cards into TCDB for the last couple of months.  Most for sale or trade. I came across a box of SI that has not be...