Pop culture references can be tough to make. A few of these cards are available, so as you quickly scan through the post, if you see something you want, read the text.
What goodies do I have to show in this post? The cards I pulled that will hopefully knock down my needs for the Awards/Leaders collection. All these cards cost me less than a quarter each!
By the way, I posted about these three cards earlier, and I now have scans. These are from the '07 Upper Deck All Star FanFest set. Tradeable!
The list of cards I need for the Awards/Leaders collection is down to 1188. Of those, 151 are World Series teams, and I can tell significant progress is being made on these lists - I have about 1500-2000 cards sitting here in a box sorted by award, ready to be binderized at some point. I think I've made more progress on this collection in the past six months than the past six years. It would be nice to finish it off sometime this calendar year! It's going to be difficult for some of the names - Bill Veeck (Hall of Fame) hasn't had a card other than cut signatures since 1984. John (Bid) McPhee (HOF) has had only 4 cards issued ever - two in the past 100 years (Hall of Fame postcard and 1994 Origins of Baseball). Pat (Red) Donahue (no-hitter) has not had a card issued since 1910. Hugh Daily (another no-hitter) has never had a card issued. Perhaps some custom card making is in order?