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My Line-Up Card Collection - 12/29/2019 - Pedro 1st win

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Topnotchsy

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Topnotchsy

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Been able to pick up some cool rookie season lineup cards recently.

Trout only played 40 games in 2011, so finding a lineup card that he is on from 2011 is super tough. 2012 was the season he won the Rookie of the Year, and this was the first 4-hit game of his career.

For Judge, found 2 rookie lineup cards, including one which he hit a homerun.
 

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Topnotchsy

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I know it’s a sign of the times and all that, but, imho, the handwritten ones are so much cooler than the typed out ones...at least the manager still signed them for real tho


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I'm totally with you on that. Jim Leyland was maybe the last manager to write everything out. Not sure if he still does, but he was doing it long after others. Here's a Verlander playoff win.

The Twins even had a facsimile signature as far back as the mid 00's.
 

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I've been picked many cool lineup cards over the years and a few really nice ones recently that I hope to share in the next little bit. But I don't think any one I've picked up is more significant than this one.

Back in 2001, I was my classroom (before class) looking out the window when a classmate walked in and said that a small plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. It's a day that I don't think any of us will forget.

One of the things I remember from that day is that there was nothing to distract you from the news. It was on every channel. I remember listening to the radio and along with everything else, I remember it hitting me hard when the games were canceled that night.

While NY was Ground Zero that evening, Washington DC was obviously greatly impacted as well. While NY had the Mets and Yankees, Washington did not have a team at that time. The Orioles were their team.

This lineup card originated from Sam Perlozzo. He's a former player and manager, who in 2001 was a coach for the Orioles.

Because the game was canceled, it remains blank. But of all the lineup cards I own, it may tell the biggest story.
 

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Topnotchsy

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Earlier this year I picked up a huge lot of lineup cards that were from Tommy Lasorda's personal collection. I shared some scans of a few, but there were loads more interesting ones.

Here are 3 related to Pedro:

Pedro Martinez 1st career win
Martinez, Pedro 1st Career Win 5-5-1993.jpg


Pedro Martinez 3rd career win
Martinez, Pedro 6-1-1993 - 3rd career win.jpg


Pedro Martinez - pre-MLB debut. While I can't confirm definitively, there is a very good chance this is the first time Pedro ever appeared eligible on a Major League lineup card.
Martinez, Pedro 9-9-1992 - Pre-Debut on Bench.jpg
 

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Love the collection of line up cards that you have posted over the years. How do you store such a collection? Do you have a few favorites that you display?
 

Topnotchsy

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Love the collection of line up cards that you have posted over the years. How do you store such a collection? Do you have a few favorites that you display?
Hey, I appreciate that!

The nice thing about lineup cards (like regular baseball cards) is that they store pretty easily.

I don't have any displayed. If I did I'd probably look to display the 9/11/2001 one, which IMO is bigger than any game.
 

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