June 19, 2010

Show and Tell #54: Surprise From Cards on Cards

Here are some highlights from a surprise package from madding from Cards on Cards.

What's better than five Royals from the 1978 set?

Five Royals from the 1978 O-Pee-Chee set!

1978 O-Pee-Chee #16 Amos Otis, 1978 O-Pee-Chee #91 Freddie Patek, 1978 O-Pee-Chee #116 Jim Colborn, 1978 O-Pee-Chee #66 Darrell Porter, 1978 O-Pee-Chee #4 1977 Stolen Base Ldrs

I like this card a lot...there are so many cards of unknown minor leaguers that it's nice when you stumble upon one that really made it in the majors. Jon retired after the 2008 season with a 131-124 record.

1992 Classic #254 Jon Lieber

Zack has had a rough year and he has already reached the loss total that he had for all of last year. Currently, Zack sits at 52-61 for his career. Surprisingly, Nolan Ryan lost nearly 300 games in his career [324-292 career record]. Over his 807 games pitched, Ryan won roughly 40% of his games, lost 36%, a got a no-decision 24% of the time. I guess what I'm saying is that Nolan isn't Whitey Ford, who won insane 69% of his games.

2010 Topps #LL28 Nolan Ryan/Zack Greinke Legendary Lineage

This is my first addition to the Biedrins collection in a while. For those of you new to the blog, my fiance studies and speaks Latvian. I've visited Latvia [on spring break no less] and so I've become sort of a minor Latvia expert as well. Andris is a legend to the Latvian people as he is the first player from Latvia to make it big in the NBA and you can regularly find Golden State Warrior memorabilia in shops in Riga.

2009-10 Topps #87 Andris Biedrins

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