April 19, 2012

One Card Leads To Another

Like The Fixx sang, one thing leads to another. And the same is true with cards. One card does lead to another.  Sometimes these connections are hard to see and sometimes the cards lying on your desk seem to magically fall into order from the surrounding chaos.

We begin with the 1986 Donruss card showing the puzzle included three pieces at a time into packs.  This card then leads to...
1986 Donruss #602 Hank Aaron Donruss Diamond King Hall of Fame

The mini puzzle version of the same card...I have all the Diamond Kings Donruss made through 1992 but I'm still unsure where collectors could find these mini puzzle versions.  I believe some years they were included in "The Rookies" set they made each year but I never ever pulled one from packs.  This card then leads to...

1986 Donruss #602 Hank Aaron Donruss Diamond King Hall of Fame Puzzle

A 1970 National League Home Run Leaders card with Hammerin' Hank in second place to Willie McCovey by a single home run [45 to 44].  You may also notice that Topps gave Willie a space between the "Mc" and "Covey" in his name.  This card then leads to...

1970 Topps #65 National League Home Run Leaders

Another Hank Aaron card Home Run Leaders card this time with Hank on top.  I realize that these leaders cards are considered less desirable then the basic single player cards but that is really ignoring how awesome this card his.  Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and one of my personal favorites Dick Allen. This card then leads to...

1967 Topps #244 National League Home Run Leaders
My first Willie Mays card cut from a Post cereal box sometime in 1962.  I found this one for a pretty great deal a few weeks ago. This card then leads to...

1962 Post #142 Willie Mays

Another card from the same set, this time of Harmon Killebrew.  I bought this one at the same time as the Willie Mays card for $2.99. This card then leads to...

1962 Post #85 Harmon Killebrew
A card documenting The Killers dominance of the 1971 RBI crown with Frank Robinson 20 runs behind.  This card then leads to...

1972 Topps #88 American League RBI Leaders
A 1967 card with Frank Robinson in the lead of runs batted in crown this time beating Harmon by 12 runs.  Reggie Smith is also switched out for Boog Powell.

1967 Topps #241American League RBI Leaders
So that's where the connections end for today.  Eight cards thrown together by coincidence and/or fate.

1 comment:

jacobmrley said...

You are correct, the mini puzzles were only available in the Rookies set, which was sold in hobby stores as a set, not in packs. Jeez, I sound like a beckett writeup.