Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1995 Topps: Part 3

And... we're back. Here's the running list of who gets what, so far:

Community Gum: Greg Maddux cards
BA Benny: Mets and Yankees
SpastikMooss: Want list cards
Night Owl: Cyberstats Dodgers
smedmusic: Random assortment
thewritersjourney: Reds

Pack 19:
343 - Craig Grebeck
184 - Stan Javier Cyberstats
142 - Mike Stanley
53 - Matt Smith Draft Pick
LL22 - Andy Benes League Leaders (I think this is only the third League Leader of the box so far?)
363 - Mark Farris Draft Pick

390 - Dante Bichette / Kirby Pucket All-Stars (A couple of guys without hats.)
352 - Scott Kamieniecki
291 - Jose Oquendo (I wonder if Oquendo will ever get a shot to manage the Cardinals.)
344 - Kirk Rueter
307 - Mike Henneman
353 - Gary Gaetti
256 - Eric Plunk
124 - Todd Benzinger
178 - Karl Rhodes (Nice post about Tuffy over here.)

Pack 20:

126 - Eduardo Perez ("See, here? This is how you get my smooth side.")
25 - Scott Sanders Cyberstats
66 - Ismael Valdes
331 - Alex Cole
41 - Mark Leiter (Why do I feel like I've seen these cards before?)

313 - Ramon Castro Draft Pick (One of the last remnants of the old Astros color scheme, I guess.)
253 - Lance Blankenship
191 - Roberto Hernandez
144 - Tommy Greene
44 - Bret Barberie
186 - Wilson Alvarez (Alvarez walked a league high 122 batters in 1993, yet still managed an ERA under 3.00.)
160 - Benny Santiago (Better known as Benito. I don't know what was up with Topps and their forced nicknames.)

216 - Alex Diaz (He's flying!)
280 - John Franco
236 - Jeff Brantley ("The Cowboy")

Pack 21:
275 - Ramon Martinez (Very, very good pitcher for a time. Pedro was known as "Ramon's brother" for awhile.)
59 - Tim Davis Cyberstats
84 - C.J. Nitkowski Draft Pick

112 - Terrence Long Draft Pick
303 - Steve Buechele
391 - Mike Piazza / Mike Stanley All-Stars (A couple of backstop All-Star Mikes. One of them had a little bit better career than the other.)
48 - Pete Harnisch
249 - Bill Gullickson (20-game winner in 1991.)

376 - Tom Urbani (Joins John Urrea in the 'U' section of my Cardinals binders.)
64 - Matt Mieske
72 - Carlos Reyes

45 - Dennis Eckersley
275 - Ramon Martinez
268 - Greg Harris (I think there were two Greg Harrises around this time, but no one with that name was very memorable.)
120 - Len Dykstra

Pack 22:
105 - Ken Caminiti

105 - Jeff Kent Cyberstats
368 - Mike Butcher
213 - Pat Hentgen
56 - John Smiley (Another former 20-game winner - 1991.)
271 - Mike Stanton (Not to be confused with the Marlins rookie outfielder.)
346 - Armando Benitez Star Track
114 - Daryl Boston (I don't think Daryl Boston ever played for the Red Sox, unfortunately.)
352 - Scott Kamieniecki (This has to be at least the 4th card of his in the box. I only noticed because I really don't enjoy typing his last name.)
101 - David Segui

305 - Orel Hershiser (Another sky photo. Hershiser actually led the league in losses twice, thanks to the red numbers on the back of the card.)
130 - Jeff Conine
143 - Bob Hamelin
21 - Orlando Merced
201 - Steve Frey

Pack 23:

17 - Dave Nilsson (Extreme!)
33 - Bret Barberie Cyberstats
336 - Benji Gil Star Track

212 - Ben Grieve Draft Pick (This probably would have been a big deal back in the day.)
369 - Brad Clontz / Steve Phoenix / Scott Gentile / Bucky Buckles Prospects (Yes, those are supposedly real names. Look 'em up if you want to.)
136 - Mike Dyer
261 - Dwight Smith
238 - Matt Nokes (I share a birthday with Mr. Nokes.)

111 - Tom Pagnozzi (With backup catcher Jason LaRue done for the season after being bicycle kicked by Johnny Cueto, the Cards called up prospect Bryan Anderson instead of Matt Pagnozzi, Tom's nephew. I can't complain about that.)
339 - Mike Fetters
5 - David Cone
135 - Julio Franco (Part of me doesn't want to believe that Julio Franco retired.)
161 - Jose Mesa
236 - Jeff Brantley
51 - Al Martin

Pack 24:
357 - Chris Gwynn
83 - Julio Franco Cyberstats (Part of me doesn't want to... oh, wait.)
177 - Chris Howard
142 - Mike Stanley
260 - Andy Van Slyke
3 - Babe Ruth 100th Birthday
393 - Danny Jackson / Jimmy Key All-Stars
354 - Todd Stottlemyre
372 - Ron Karkovice
22 - John Wetteland

367 - B.J. Surhoff (WOW! LOOK AT HOW HIGH THAT BELT IS!)
276 - Dave Henderson
325 - Kevin Appier
303 - Steve Buechele
265 - Bip Roberts (In a way, this whole box has been a bit of a Bip.)

Pack 25:
269 - Ricky Jordan
103 - Raul Mondesi Cyberstats (There's one for Night Owl.)
213 - Pat Hentgen
66 - Ismael Valdes
5 - David Cone
301 - Aaron Sele
385 - Carlos Baerga / Bret Boone All-Stars
60 - Jim Abbott
151 - Derek Parks

55 - Edgar Martinez (Edgar has a street named after him next to Safeco Field.)
334 - John Flaherty
141 - Chuck McElroy

110 - Walt Weiss (E6?)
201 - Steve Frey

318 - Jamie Moyer (I wonder if Julio Franco ever calls up Moyer and gives him advice on playing until he's 50.)

Pack 26:
216 - Alex Diaz
40 - Edgar Martinez Cyberstats
267 - Alex Gonzalez Star Track
123 - Kevin Gross
337 - Jason Jacome

319 - Todd Zeile
171 - Calvin Reese Future Star
356 - Tim Mauser
238 - Matt Nokes
134 - Tim Spehr
159 - Bill Wegman
1 - Frank Thomas (Yes, I'm running out of things to say. Okay, Thomas was good.)
126 - Eduardo Perez
320 - Chris Bosio

324 - Ryan Klesko (Klesko is about to trip over the insanely huge rookie cup.)

Pack 27:
283 - Dave Magadan

81 - Jeff Conine Cyberstats
112 - Terrence Long Draft Pick

190 - Craig Biggio (It always annoyed me that Biggio leaned into almost every pitch.)
319 - Todd Zeile
396 - Checklist
395 - Checklist (The checklists are kind of a rainbowy mess.)

30 - Paul Molitor (Is there a first ballot Hall of Famer out there that gets less respect?)
182 - Milt Cuyler
68 - Junior Felix
329 - Tim Naehring
283 - Dave Magadan
211 - Kirt Manwaring
265 - Bip Roberts
25 - Jay Buhner

One more post to go with this one. Look for it around this time Wednesday night.

3 comments:

night owl said...

The multi-exposure cards are just very weird. I'm glad they stopped doing that.

SpastikMooss said...

I didn't see you get him in this post, but Tim Davis from the set has my birthday. I also thought that was neat as a kid since he has my first name too.

Erin said...

216 - Alex Diaz (He's flying!)

That card is for me!