Tuesday, September 18, 2018

legendary combo signatures (and legendary combo cuts)

this post covers the legendary combo signatures cards in the set.  there are five of these, all numbered to 10. i've only ever seen two come up in auction, but i haven't really been keeping a close eye out.  still, they are pretty rare, especially these days fourteen years after the cards were released.

each card features a photo and autograph of five different players with a common theme - mvp awards, cy young awards, 3000 hits, or notable world series appearances.  below is the list of the cards on the checklist, along with images of the only two cards i've come across.

lc-nl - ernie banks / joe morgan / johnny bench / mike schmidt / orlando cepeda (national league mvp's)

lc-al - brooks robinson / carl yastrzemski / frank robinson / harmon killebrew / robin yount (american league mvp's)

lc-cy - bob gibson / denny mclain / jim palmer / steve carlton / tom seaver (cy young award winners)

lc-ws - bill buckner / carlton fisk / joe carter / kirby puckett / kirk gibson (world series)

lc-hc - al kaline / cal ripken / lou brock / paul molitor / wade boggs (3000 hit club)

the only other cards in the set that have not yet been addressed are the legendary combo cuts signature cards.  those are 1/1 cards that feature five pairs of impressive cut signatures:

cc-wr - george washington / babe ruth

cc-dm - joe dimaggio / mickey mantle

cc-lr - abraham lincoln / jackie robinson

cc-rw - franklin d roosevelt / ted williams

cc-kj - john f kennedy / thomas jefferson

that's a pretty impressive way to wrap up this set.  i know it took a long time to get through all of the teams and other cards, but i've enjoyed going through this set. thanks for following along.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

team terrific relics

this post covers the team terrific relic cards.

this insert set features fold-out relic cards for nine franchises that were featured in the set, with five variations each. the relics are almost all bat pieces which allows for the various logos to be burned into them.  here's a representative front and back:
and open interior:

where jersey (and the occasional pants) fabric is used, there are no logos on that particular relic piece.  the variations are:

team logo (typically numbered to 85)
hat logo (typically numbered to 50)
brand logo (typically numbered to 35)
league logo (typically numbered to 15)
stats (typically numbered to 5)

there are six players on each card who may or may not have been on the team at the same time (for me, as a dodger fan particularly of their 1977 and 1978 teams, i am happy that the full infield is represented along with dusty baker and steve yeager).  as a result, while most of the cards are identified with a year, there are some that have no year listed. make sense?  here's the checklist:

tt-sc bob gibson / lou brock / orlando cepeda / stan musial / steve carlton / tim mccarver

tt-bo boog powell / brooks robinson / cal ripken jr / dave johnson / frank robinson / paul blair

tt-br carl yastrzemski / carlton fisk / dwight evans / fred lynn / jim rice / rico petrocelli

tt-oa bert campaneris / bill north / billy williams / gene tenace / joe rudi / sal bando

tt-cr dave concepcion / george foster / joe morgan / johnny bench / ken griffey sr / tony perez

tt-ld bill russell / dave lopes / dusty baker / ron cey / steve garvey / steve yeager

tt-mb cecil cooper / don money / paul molitor / robin yount / rollie fingers / sal bando

tt-nm darryl strawberry / gary carter / keith hernandez / len dykstra / mookie wilson / ray knight

tt-ny babe ruth / don mattingly / joe dimaggio / lou gehrig / mickey mantle / yogi berra

i have all of the dodger cards as part of my steve garvey collection, thankfully.  i've found images of many other cards online.  have a look:

team logo

tt-sc bob gibson / lou brock / orlando cepeda / stan musial / steve carlton / tim mccarver /100

tt-bo boog powell / brooks robinson / cal ripken jr / dave johnson / frank robinson / paul blair /85

tt-br carl yastrzemski / carlton fisk / dwight evans / fred lynn / jim rice / rico petrocelli /85

tt-oa bert campaneris / bill north / billy williams / gene tenace / joe rudi / sal bando /100

tt-cr dave concepcion / george foster / joe morgan / johnny bench / ken griffey sr / tony perez /85

tt-ld bill russell / dave lopes / dusty baker / ron cey / steve garvey / steve yeager /85

tt-mb cecil cooper / don money / paul molitor / robin yount / rollie fingers / sal bando /100


tt-nm darryl strawberry / gary carter / keith hernandez / len dykstra / mookie wilson / ray knight /85

tt-ny babe ruth / don mattingly / joe dimaggio / lou gehrig / mickey mantle / yogi berra /30

hat logo

tt-sc bob gibson / lou brock / orlando cepeda / stan musial / steve carlton / tim mccarver /50

tt-bo boog powell / brooks robinson / cal ripken jr / dave johnson / frank robinson / paul blair /50

tt-br carl yastrzemski / carlton fisk / dwight evans / fred lynn / jim rice / rico petrocelli /50

tt-oa bert campaneris / bill north / billy williams / gene tenace / joe rudi / sal bando /50

tt-cr dave concepcion / george foster / joe morgan / johnny bench / ken griffey sr / tony perez /50

tt-ld bill russell / dave lopes / dusty baker / ron cey / steve garvey / steve yeager /50

tt-mb cecil cooper / don money / paul molitor / robin yount / rollie fingers / sal bando /82

tt-nm darryl strawberry / gary carter / keith hernandez / len dykstra / mookie wilson / ray knight /50

tt-ny babe ruth / don mattingly / joe dimaggio / lou gehrig / mickey mantle / yogi berra /15

brand logo

tt-sc bob gibson / lou brock / orlando cepeda / stan musial / steve carlton / tim mccarver /35

tt-bo boog powell / brooks robinson / cal ripken jr / dave johnson / frank robinson / paul blair /35

tt-br carl yastrzemski / carlton fisk / dwight evans / fred lynn / jim rice / rico petrocelli /35

tt-oa bert campaneris / bill north / billy williams / gene tenace / joe rudi / sal bando /39

tt-cr dave concepcion / george foster / joe morgan / johnny bench / ken griffey sr / tony perez /35

tt-ld bill russell / dave lopes / dusty baker / ron cey / steve garvey / steve yeager /35

tt-mb cecil cooper / don money / paul molitor / robin yount / rollie fingers / sal bando /41

tt-nm darryl strawberry / gary carter / keith hernandez / len dykstra / mookie wilson / ray knight /35

tt-ny babe ruth / don mattingly / joe dimaggio / lou gehrig / mickey mantle / yogi berra /10

league logo

tt-sc bob gibson / lou brock / orlando cepeda / stan musial / steve carlton / tim mccarver /15

tt-bo boog powell / brooks robinson / cal ripken jr / dave johnson / frank robinson / paul blair /15

tt-br carl yastrzemski / carlton fisk / dwight evans / fred lynn / jim rice / rico petrocelli /15

tt-oa bert campaneris / bill north / billy williams / gene tenace / joe rudi / sal bando /15

tt-cr dave concepcion / george foster / joe morgan / johnny bench / ken griffey sr / tony perez /15

tt-ld bill russell / dave lopes / dusty baker / ron cey / steve garvey / steve yeager /15

tt-mb cecil cooper / don money / paul molitor / robin yount / rollie fingers / sal bando /15

tt-nm darryl strawberry / gary carter / keith hernandez / len dykstra / mookie wilson / ray knight /15

tt-ny babe ruth / don mattingly / joe dimaggio / lou gehrig / mickey mantle / yogi berra /5

stats

tt-sc bob gibson / lou brock / orlando cepeda / stan musial / steve carlton / tim mccarver /5

tt-bo boog powell / brooks robinson / cal ripken jr / dave johnson / frank robinson / paul blair /5

tt-br carl yastrzemski / carlton fisk / dwight evans / fred lynn / jim rice / rico petrocelli /5

tt-oa bert campaneris / bill north / billy williams / gene tenace / joe rudi / sal bando /5

tt-cr dave concepcion / george foster / joe morgan / johnny bench / ken griffey sr / tony perez /5

tt-ld bill russell / dave lopes / dusty baker / ron cey / steve garvey / steve yeager /5

tt-mb cecil cooper / don money / paul molitor / robin yount / rollie fingers / sal bando /5

tt-nm darryl strawberry / gary carter / keith hernandez / len dykstra / mookie wilson / ray knight /5

tt-ny babe ruth / don mattingly / joe dimaggio / lou gehrig / mickey mantle / yogi berra /1