Sunday, November 22, 2020

Oddball sets..

 Thanks to Dan's (It's like having my own card shop) blog about his oddball 1992 Confex Baseball Enquirer cards,  there's another set I might have to look at getting.  I will have to at least get the  Royals.

So I thought I would show a couple of my oddball sets..... 

1985 Baseball Greats Caricatures..

I do not remember where I got these.

The other set is...

1989 Franklin Caramel Series 1 and 2 (Unlicensed)

I picked these up, in 1992, on a fall trip to the White Mountains in NH.  There was a card shop, in one off the small towns, that I stopped into and purchased these when I saw them.

Thanks for reading.

Keep On Collecting !!


Friday, November 20, 2020

Topps 2020 All-Star Rookie Cup Team

 Here is the list for the 2020 Topps All-Star Rookie Cup Team...

RC - 01   Alec Bohm        Philles          3B

RC - 02  Sean Murphy     A's                C

RC - 03  Luis Robert       White Sox     OF

RC - 04  Jarod Walsh       Angels           1B

RC - 05  Ryan Mountcastle   Orioles     1B

RC - 06  Kwang-Hyun Kim  Cardinals  P

RC - 07  Devin Williams    Brewers       P

RC - 08  Willi Castro      Tigers              SS

RC - 09  Kyle Lewis      Mariners         OF 

RC - 10  Tony Gonsolin   Dodgers        P

Topps announced this list by issuing a Topps Now card of each player,  2 per day, starting on Monday 16 Nov 20 through 20 Nov 20.  They said its a 10 card set and if you by all ten, through the Topps web site, there will be a bonus card.  Wonder who or what that card will be!  ( I purchased all my cup cards from ebay seller   mel030783 , so I will not get the bonus card from Topps.)

Topps did not follow protocol this year.  They failed to have a 2B and missed one OF.  They did have two 1B, which I suppose, one of them could be listed as OF.  Wonder if the bonus card will be a 2B, and also harder to get????  ****see Update Below****

The corresponding number RC - ## is the card number.  

Topps usually will place the cup on the players card the following year, so their 2021 cards should have the cup on them.


Guess the actual list was posted Nov 19, 2020, and I failed to see it :0( .  Here it is..

  2020 Topps Rookie All-Star Team:

C – Sean Murphy

1B – Jared Walsh

2B – Jake Cronenworth

3B – Alec Bohm

SS – Willi Castro

OF – Luis Robert

OF – Kyle Lewis

OF – Ryan Mountcastle

RHP – Tony Gonsolin

LHP – Kwang Hyun Kim

RELIEVER – Devin Williams

So Topps is placing Mountcastle in OF, but on the Topps Now card he is shown as 1B.

And I'm going to guess, since Topps posted the Now cards as a set of 10, that the bonus card will be 2B Cronenworth.  He will be hard to find/get???

Thanks for looking,

Keep On Collecting !!