Friday, February 11, 2011

Rejoice! Here's some numbered stuff.

It's come to my attention that some of you do like the non-relic, non-auto numbered cards, so here's some stuff I've gathered over the years that actually isn't from the Moments & Milestones set.

We'll start with #1. Literally. This was from a pack of '08 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection. It's kind of an expensive "pack" as I remember it (not one I opened; the card was acquired at a shop as a single), with all of the base cards numbered to 350, but there's only one #1. It's one of only 2 cards I own that are the first of the run (the other one being the Jeff Niemann cyan printing plate I pulled from '09 Topps Update, which is sort of the only one of its kind). Harden's still at it, this time back with the A's. Hopefully his arm stays attached to him, as he's had a little trouble staying healthy over the years.

This Topps Finest Chris Young from '09 is numbered to 25. I'm not in front of the card right now and I'm totally blanking on the numbering. From what I gather by looking at eBay and COMC for '09 Finest, it seems like no one opened this product in the first place. I'm not completely in love with this card despite the low numbering, so it's available for a very good offer.

This one, on the other hand, I kinda dig. It's an '09 SP Authentic John Danks refractor-y lookin' parallel, numbered 9/19  if the number's a little hard to see. You know, there's a lot of good players on the White Sox these days.

This Luke Hochevar Photographer's Proof from '08 Stadium Club is numbered 11/99. This one would also be available for the right price (I'll know it when I hear it). He could still turn out to be a solid big league pitcher, but he hasn't set the world on fire just yet.

This guy, on the other hand, you've probably heard a few things about. Nope, it's not a 1994 Topps Nolan Ryan card with really lousy corners, it's a 1994 ceramic Topps Nolan Ryan card! If you've never seen any of these, they were manufactured in normal baseball card size, with the images printed on in a kinda silkscreen-lookin' process. The thickness of the card isn''t that far from what some of our relic cards are like these days.

Here's the back, where you can see that this one is numbered 2279/5000 (w00! Different times back then.). Believe it or not, I've got two of these, and I'm pretty sure that I have the little paper certificate of authenticity for at least one of them. Let me guess, you guys do too, right? Anyway, one of these beauties is available for trade.


  1. Me want the Chris Young shiny.

    Poke around on and see if you can maybe find something. I also have some 50's Topps and Bowman recently acquired if you like the vintage stuff.

    skoormit AT gmail if you are interested.

  2. Emailed you. We can probably figure something out.


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