Thursday, April 3, 2014

These are Unique

Continuing on from last night's post, blog reader Jason W. did send me a great envelope filled mostly with serial numbered cards.  This envelope is probably the biggest dent into the sent that has taken place in quite a while. 

This group of seven that I'm going to show off today are all from the 2009 Topps Unique set.  I've received a few of these before, but each of the other times it has been just one.

They are pretty sharp looking cards, and a little thicker than I had remembered they were.

Brandon Phillips is serial number 990, and the 38th card for the Reds in the set.
Joe Saunders is serial number 92, and the 46th card out of 50 for the Angels in the set.
Carlos Pena is serial number 831, and the 43rd card out of 50 for the Rays.

I'd forgotten about Braden Looper until I saw the card in the upper left corner.  2009 wound up being his last season in MLB, even though he had 14 wins.   I'm guessing the over 5 ERA and 39 gopher balls probably had something to do with why he couldn't find a job the next season.    His serial number is 1141, and the Brewers now have 33 cards out of 50. 

Russell Martin has been a god send for Pittsburgh.  Stability behind the plate, handles the staff really well, and had a lot of timely hits for the Bucs in 2013.  His card is serial numbered 461, and is the 32nd card out of 50 for the Dodgers.

The 2nd Reds card in this post belongs to Scott Rolen, who wound up with the Redlegs after being traded by the Jays for Edwin Encarnacion.  The Jays were hoping for better power numbers for him, but alas that wasn't the case.  Rolen is serial numbered 667 and is the 39th card for the Reds.

Finally up is Paul Konerko, currently in his 16th season on the south side.  Paul only needs two more hits to reach 2300 for his career.   Konerko's card is serial numbered 470 and is the 34th White Sox card for the SNI set. 

1109 down, 391 to go.  There's still more to come from Jason's great envelope!!

thanks for reading, Robert

1 comment:

  1. Great, glad there were some keepers in there!