These 5 cards are courtesy of Daniel at the great It's Like Having my Own Card Shop blog. Daniel responded to one of my posts last week when I showed off some emerald Diamondbacks cards, and a trade was born.
5 closer to the 1500 mark, and the 2 New York teams hit the 48 out of 50 plateau in this post.
Card #1071: Ron Coomer
Serial Number: 1366
47th card out of 50 for the Yankees
I'll admit it, I had a tough time remember Ron Coomer when I saw this card. It hit me why I couldn't remember him when I looked up his stats; he spent the better part of his career as a Twin in the mid to late 90's. Ron had a decent big league career, 911 games played, hitting .274 with 92 HRs. Also made the '99 All Star team in the AL.
Card #1072: Paul Konerko
Serial Number: 569
32nd card out of 50 for the White Sox
Does Konerko need to hit 500 HRs to have a legitimate shot at the HOF? It doesn't appear as though he'll reach 3000 hits; he will be 38 by the time opening day rolls around and he needs 703 more hits. Paul needs 66 more HRs to reach 500, so unless he has a bit of a comeback year in 2014, and lands one more contract after that, 500 looks to be out of reach.
Card #1073: Carlos Beltran
Serial Number: 1228
48th card out of 50 for the Mets
Probably a good thing that Carlos signed in the AL, because he can rest his knees more as a DH and still keep his bat in the lineup. Carlos would probably like to see Kyle Lohse come to the AL, as he's had quite a bit of success against him (25/51 6 doubles, 4HR and 12 RBI).
Card #1074: Nelson Cruz
Serial Number: 1257
45th card out of 50 for the Rangers
It's kind of interesting that he's still a free agent. I'm sure that there are a lot of teams out there that can use a power hitting corner outfielder. Nelson has more career home runs against Toronto (14) than any other non AL West team.
Card #1075: Alex Rodriguez
Serial Number: 303
48th card out of 50 for the Yankees
The way he's going right now, we might see a card in 2016 that reads "A-Rod Oldest to 700 Home Runs".
Thanks for reading, Robert