November 21, 2009

The Lost Posts #2

Lost Post #1 can be found here.

These are the scanned cards that never got the post they deserve.


These are the ideas that left me as quickly as they came to me.

These are the cards that had some importance to me sometime in the past few months.

These cards deserve to see the light of day.

These are cards from...The Lost Posts:

Vida Blue: The standard by which all sensational rookie pitchers are judged.

Zack Greinke won the Cy Young with a 16-8 record for the Royals. I imagine that would translate to 21 or 22 wins on a playoff contending team. Brian Bannister went 7-12 last season and so I think that would translate to about a 10-9 or 11-8 record on a good team.


From the discount bin at the Topeka card show. I'm still trying to figure out that signature.


I like this one because of that little thread that is loose on the jersey piece.

This is the third copy of this card I've found in my travels. The much desired Richie Sexson Rookie Auto.


I would really like to know what this card went for at one time just before Super Bowl 41. It was $5 about a month ago.


Larry McCarren is one of the Packers' radio announcers and a member of the Packers Hall of Fame.


Chester's real first name is Czeslaw and he was the 1972 NFC Rookie of the Year. He also wore an awesome helmet.


Moses was initially drafted by the Portland Trailblazers but was traded to the Buffalo Braves [later the Los Angeles Clippers]. Imagine the twin towers of Bill Walton and Moses Malone. Now that would have been a team.

This was just sort of a stumbled upon auction...

I'm always struck when I flip by This Week In Baseball and hear Mel Allen's voice for part of it.

I bought this one from Gellman in one of his auctions when I was anticipating Matt Cassel to have Trent Green-like 4,000 yard passing seasons.

Luis is becoming my go-to autograph for players from the 50's and 60's. This is the third auto that I have of him.


I'd been looking to pick up one of these ticket relics from Ticket to Stardom and I came upon this in the $5.00 bin at a card show. As you can see, Topps messed up the 2nd bat piece a little.

Joe's from Wisconsin, I'm from Wisconsin. Joe went to the University of Wisconsin, I went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire [that's about three notches down in the UW System]. Joe plays for the Browns, I feel sorry for Joe that he plays for the Browns.


Joe and the Twins have started contract negotiations and I hope they can lock him up for the long term. It just wouldn't be right for him to be in the Yankees' pin stripes.

Felipe was the 1st Dominican player in the majors and also the winningest coach in Montreal Expos history as brief as it was.


This is a shot of Al's Sports Cards, the best card shop in the Lawrence/Topeka area. I have never met Al...I'm not even sure if there is an Al.



I know all the interesting facts about Winfield [one of only two players to be drafted by baseball, football, and basketball teams] but I didn't realize that George Steinbrenner was banned from baseball in 1990 because of his payments to get embarrassing information about Winfield.


Marvelous or monstrosity?


I have no idea if this is a genuine auto or not...it was $1.00.

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