I've kind of avoided showing the SNI pages for the past couple of weeks, but I'm not sure why. I'm hoping that devoting Saturday's to anything serial #'d will help get me in the mood to put more of these pages up.
Because my record keeping skills aren't always 100% accurate, going through these pages will certainly help me find out exactly where I am, and what I need to finish the baseball SNI behemoth off.
Without further adieu, let's get a couple of more pages out there for everyone to see.
Card 118: Johnny Cueto, 2011 Bowman green #118/450. Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog. Cincinnati card #5
Card 119: Mark Teahen, 2007 Topps Co-Signers #119/299. Unknown as to how I acquired this card. Kansas City card #3
Card 120: Tony Armas Jr. 2005 Topps Chrome black refractor #120/225. Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog. Washington card #5
Card 121: Max Sapp, 2008 Bowman Orange #121/250. Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog.
Houston card #7
Card 122: Angelys Nina, 2012 Bowman blue #122/500. Purchased at a card show in western PA. Colorado card #6
Card 123: Jayson Werth, 2011 Topps gold #123/2011. Purchased on ebay. Washington card #6
Card 124: Troy Tulowitzki, 2011 Bowman blue #124/500. Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog. Colorado card #7
Card 125: Hanley Ramirez, 2007 Topps Co-Signers #125/150. Purchased at a card show in western PA. Miami card #5
Card 126: Brian Schmitt, 2001 Topps Reserve #126/1500. Courtesy of fellow collector Brandon L. Houston card #8
Topps Reserve (!) makes its one and only appearance on the SNI set with card #126. Only a couple of players on this page who really didn't make a dent in the majors. Also interesting is the team distribution on this page. There are 30 major league teams (as you know), but somehow I managed to get 3 teams to have 2 cards apiece on this page. I don't think that will happen very often.
Let's look at page 15, shall we?
Card 127: Dave Winfield, 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen #127/999. Purchased at a card show in western PA. San Diego card #6
Card 128: Mike Fontenot, 2011 Topps gold #128/2011. Courtesy of fellow collector Jason Williams. San Francisco card #3
Card 129: Travis Hafner, 2003 Topps gold #129/2003. Courtesy of Sandlot cards. Cleveland card #5
Card 130: Alfonso Soriano, 2011 Topps Chrome atomic #130/225. Pulled from a pack of 2011 Chrome. Chicago Cubs card #3
Card 131: Aroldis Chapman, 2011 Topps Chrome purple #131/499. Pulled from a pack of 2011 Chrome. Cincinnati card #6
Card 132: Jordan Walden, 2011 Topps Chrome #132/1962. Courtesy of Kyle from the Just a Bit Outside blog (retired). Los Angeles Angels card #5
Card 133: Lance Berkman, 2009 Topps Triple Threads #133/525. Purchased at the 2012 NSCC. Houston card #9
Card 134: Dee Brown, 2000 Topps Gallery #134/250. Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog. Kansas City card #4
Card 135: Vincente Padilla, 2005 Topps Chrome black refractor #135/225. Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog. Philadelphia card #5
2000 Topps Gallery also makes its one and only appearance on page 15 with the Dee Brown card. I love the Winfield card in his San Diego uniform. I actually remember buying it from the show at the mall that I frequented monthly back in PA.
The team distribution on page 15 is more what I expected, one card each for 9 different teams.
Dennis and Max both come up huge again on these two pages; they were fantastic contributors to the cause.
I can only hope now that I stick with the serial #'d Saturday idea that I came up with. I certainly have enough pages to go for the baseball set, and when I run out of those, there's always Blue Jays and the hockey SNI as well.
thanks for reading, Robert