Grand Cards: One of these things is not like the other...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

One of these things is not like the other...

Another card off of my Big Ten Wantlist (#4) came in the mail the other day, and it's swell.



This is a Red Back mini retail insert from Target, one of three made of Tigers players in 2010. I think that this one is particularly nice, featuring a vintage looking picture of Hank Greenberg, and an apt card design. I mean:

Greenberg, a two-time AL MVP, smashed the third most home runs (331) by a player in a career of less than 1,500 games.

Other than the fact that I'm not really sure what that means, I can tell you one thing. He deserves an "HR" design for his card.

This one, from Series 2 (I think), is similarly well done:


That's Ty Cobb in a Wal Mart Blue Back, and again we are given a card that makes perfect sense.

In a game during July 1911, the daring Cobb stole second base, third base and home on three successive pitches for Detroit.

Not only is that story awesome, but it ties the whole card together. Another nicely done example.

Then there's this:


Fly Out?

I guess somebody needs to be on the fly out card, but they didn't feel like using Pete Rose? What about Eddie Murray?

Oh well. You can't win 'em all.

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  2. here's also another blue back cobb, #34. sacrifice bunt...

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  3. http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-Topps-Update-Mini-Blue-Back-Ty-Cobb-34-/220716923237?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item3363c0f965#ht_500wt_922

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  4. You freaked me out for a second there. I can deal with sacrifice bunt, after all Ty Cobb is #12 all time in sacrifice hits and it's a much better outcome than "fly out." But, I was mostly worried about their being another card that I needed to chase down. But there's not--he's on the Philadelphia A's in this one.

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