Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Up For Grabs Cardinalpalooza: Lou Brock

The Cardinals picked up games on Pittsburgh and Cincinnati again tonight as they have feasted on weaker opponents (Marlins, Astros) lately. Meanwhile, we soldier on and check out the next Cardinals whose cards I'm trying to pawn off on people. The list follows at the end of the post.

Lou Brock's playing days were before my time, but he's been a fixture in the Cardinals organization for as long as I can remember. The team has been fortunate to keep so many players around, either in a sort of "ambassador" capacity or something more formal.

This is one of the rack pack "holofoil" parallels of this insert from this year's Series 1. I also have an extra of the regular insert.

This card may be off center, but it's not as off center as my scanner would have you believe. There's nothing that's going to help that helmet, though.

Action Packed made a run at the still-to-be-developed high end football market back in the day, but it seemed to go over about as well as Sportflics did in baseball. For some reason I completely missed out on their baseball products, which (likely due to licensing issues) seemed to be limited to retired players.

The list:

1978 Topps #170 (very off-center)
1978 Topps (Record Breaker #1) (soft corners)
1979 Topps #665 (off-center about 70/30)
1985 Topps Woolworth's #5 [2 available]
1987 Topps Kmart #13 [4 3 available]
1989 Topps (Turn Back the Clock) #662 [8 available]
1989 Topps (Turn Back the Clock w/ red line on shoulder) #662
1990 Pacific Legends #12
1991 Upper Deck (Stolen Base Leaders w/ Rickey Henderson) #636
1992 Action Packed #2 [2 available]
1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated World Series Fever #6
2002 Topps Archives #109 [2 available]
2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber #145
2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics #91
2005 Upper Deck Classics #67 [2 available]
2010 Topps The Cards Your Mom Threw Out (w/ Carl Yastrzemski)  #CMT145
2010 Topps National Chicle #222
2011 Topps Kimball Champions #KC-76
2012 Topps Golden Greats #GG-89 [2 available]
2012 Topps Gypsy Queen #297 [2 available]
2013 Topps Chasing History #CH-14
2013 Topps Chasing History Holofoil #CH-14

[updated 10/2/13]


  1. DIG that Action Packed. BTW, I love the Dodger you have on your blog header...

  2. i'll take that 78 topps #1 off your hands if you still have it available.


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