Sunday, November 16, 2014

Most Wanted Card for Each Team

I have been doing some major scouring over the complete Sandy Alomar Jr. checklist trying to figure out what is still out there for the lesser teams in his career.  Not really much, but there are some things.  That lead me to look into my most-desired card for each franchise.  I stuck to the Top 10 Most Wanted list for a few teams, though the temptation to deviate a little bit was strong.  I tried to find scans but only ended up with one.  If anyone has any of these cards, I would love to work out a trade.

1991 Rock's Dugout Wichita Wranglers #NNO1
I can't find a ton of information about this card.  It appears to be some sort of bonus card for the Wichita Wranglers team set.  Alomar played for Wichita in the 1980's, when they were known as the Pilots.  This appears to be the only minor league card I still need.

2003 Donruss Rookies Recollection Autographs #1 1989 Donruss Rookies /2

I have no scan of this card because it is incredibly rare.  There are just two copies of this card out there.  It is the buyback of the 1989 Donruss Rookies card foil-stamped and autographed and is currently the last of three certified autos of Alomar with the Padres.

1998 Topps Tek #27 Patterns 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 34, 40, 41, 51, 53, 54, 55, 66, 70, 71, 78, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88

There are a bunch of Indians cards on my Top Ten Most Wanted.  Since the 1998 Topps Tek set is my current biggest goal, I figured it would be easiest to simply enter all of the needed patterns.

2001 Tops Traded Relics #SA

Alomar actually seems to have as many White Sox relics as he does with the Indians.  This is mostly due to the fact that relics became a lot more common in the early 2000's.  For some reason though, his relics are kind of hard to find.  Including this one.

2002 Topps Chrome Traded Black Refractor #T68

This appears to be the only remaining Rockies card I do not have.  I have the Cliff Floyd card for this parallel set, but no Sandy Alomar Jr.

2005 Topps Total Press Plates (any color)

By the time Alomar was with the Rangers, he was barely a backup catcher.  Also, there were very few sets making large team sets.  So Alomar only appears in a couple of sets with the Rangers and I have all but the rarest cards.  Though there is a Rangers exclusive set that I suspect is more of a postcard size set.

2006 Upper Deck Special F/X Blue #677

Similar to the Rangers, there are not many Dodgers cards of Alomar.  The blue version of this set is the rarest besides the printing plates.  I also need the red and purple versions.

To my knowledge, there are NO New York Mets cards.  Maybe some day he will manage the team.  Who knows?

1997 Pacific Baerga Softball #4

I do not think there is a team designation on this card, it was part of a set produced for Carlos Baerga's softball tournament featuring other Puerto Rican players.  There is also a Puerto Rican Winter League card I still need.

1 comment:

  1. There looks to be one Rocks Dugout card available on beckett marketplace ($3).