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Roberto Alomar Collector's Thread

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banjar

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Some oddball stuff to report on today. The 1997 Baltimore Sun Orioles jumbo cards. Beckett has a 7-card checklist but it's incomplete, since I know for sure at least 3 others exist.

Most of them are 10" x 13" in size, except the "Commemorative Poster" ones which were 11" x 17", but came folded in half to make an 8.5" x 11" "card" with a picture on either side.

Last week I got one the first one, an All Star card that I wasn't aware of before. So that makes 6 cards that homeboy is featured in.

PS: Note the "Baltimore's Bashers" one. That commemorates the 1996 team which set the MLB record for HR in a season, and feature 9 (count 'em...NINE) players that hit over 20 HR. The stupid ass 2024 Rockies will probably end up with one, two if they're lucky. And there's no way one of them will be named Kris Bryant.

1997 Baltimore Sun Jumbo 11 x 14 E #NNO.jpg1997 Baltimore Sun Jumbo 11 x 14 C #NNO.jpg

1997 Baltimore Sun Jumbo 11 x 14 D #NNO.jpg

1997 Baltimore Sun Jumbo 11 x 14 B #NNO.jpg

1997 Baltimore Sun Jumbo 11 x 14 A #NNO.jpg

1997 Baltimore Sun Jumbo 8 x 10 #NNO.jpg
 

banjar

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Since I'm kinda on a roll here, another obscure issue that maybe some PC'ers here don't know about. It's the 2004 Topps Traded & Rookies Checklist Puzzle set. I also got this one from Chris (thanks again). Prior to that, I had never heard of this one. It's one of my very favorite types of cards...a card in a card.

In that set they put out these little checklists, with the front side being a zoomed it selection of various cards from the 2004 set. The entire mosaic requires 100 cards to complete, and Robbie is featured in card #68. Only problem is there's a red version, and much scarcer blue version. This is obviously the red one. If anyone has the blue, you know who to call...

2004 Topps Traded And Rookies Checklist Puzzle #68.jpg
 

jeffv96masters

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You going just for the ones he's pictured on? Or getting into the cameo / checklist "mentions" :unsure:

I ask because his name's listed on the back of card #39 and #49 of the Puzzle pieces I noticed when going thru my Clemens
 

banjar

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No wait, I do have one. The 2012 Topps "Ever Wonder" card.

I just had to have this one. Because Robbie was a little kid hanging around the ballpark when his dad played with Ryan. And he got his first MLB hit off Ryan. And then was the final out of Ryan's final no hitter. One of those remarkable coincidences that makes MLB so damned interesting.

2012 Topps Ever Wonder #NNO.jpg
 

banjar

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Another Ryan-Alomar tidbit, from SABR. During his first no-hitter, against the Royals, Sandy Alomar was his second baseman. And here's a little nugget from that game when Ryan faced Gail Hopkins...

"Gail Hopkins hit what appeared to be a seeing-eye blooper to left-center field, much too shallow for either achy-knee leftfielder Vada Pinson or centerfielder Bobby Valentine. According to Dick Miller of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Meoli went deep on the Astroturf to make an acrobatic “over-the-shoulder catch” with his back to the infield to end the inning.10Sandy Alomar told me to back up a couple of steps,” said Meoli. “If I hadn’t, I don’t know whether I would have been able to reach it.”
 

banjar

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Got this one in yesterday from @thelesquad. The 1992 Score Promo card, cut from the 1992 Score/Pinnacle 4-card promo panel, featuring Sandberg, Puckett, and Dave Henderson. He bought a panel and cut it up for the Sandberg, and was kind enough to send me the Alomar. Thanks!!

There are no notable differences from the base card, as far as I can tell, except for the faint gray promo text running from lower left to upper right along the back.

1992 Score Promo #15.jpg
 

banjar

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Nice mailday today, at least by my standards. Two "Chicago Collection" stamped cards from 2003 Leaf, both numbered to 5. Card #209 was the base card, and #264 was from the "Passing Through Time" subset, which featured the same front photo but the back photo from 10 years earlier. I thought that was a really nice concept.

Overall, Alomar had 73 cards stamped by DLP at shows between 2002 and 2004 (with the cards themselves issued between 2001 and 2004). At least by my count anyway. And with these two little pickups I now have 21 of them, or a whopping 28.7%. But considering most of them were numbered to 5, with the rest either un-numbered or numbered to 25 or 1, I'm happy with the progress on this weird little side collection.

2003 Leaf Chicago Collection Stamp #209 SN 5.jpg
2003 Leaf Chicago Collection Stamp #264 SN 5.jpg
 

banjar

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More from 2004 Leaf, an Exhibits card. Nothing special in its own right, just the "Best of Luck Left" variation, numbered to 46. But then I thought to look at my checklist, and realized I only needed 8 more variations to complete the 44 card set. And then in rapid succession three missing ones surfaced on on comc, and I snagged them. So once I request my shipment from them, I'll only have to wait 16 to 24 short weeks, probably, until they arrive. And then I'll only need only 5 more.

So that made me wonder, has anyone here completed an Exhibits run, either the standard issue or second edition?

2004 Leaf Exhibits 1939-46 Best Of Luck Left #40 SN 46.jpg
 

K34PuckettAddict

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Not sure if you’ve looked for me, but here’s the Puckett’s I’m looking for. Hopefully you have one I need. Series 1 - (1)
1926 Unblocked Legend (1926U)

Series 2 - (6) (7 total)
1921 American League (1921AML)
1939-46 Truly Yours Left (1939-46TYL)
1947-66 Made In USA Sig (1947-66MSIG)
1947-66 Printed By Donruss Playoff Print (1947-66PDPSCR)
1947-66 Printed In USA Sig (1947-66PDPSIG)
1962-63 No Stat Name Left (1962-63NSNL)


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Dazed

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Not sure if you’ve looked for me, but here’s the Puckett’s I’m looking for. Hopefully you have one I need. Series 1 - (1)
1926 Unblocked Legend (1926U)

Series 2 - (6) (7 total)
1921 American League (1921AML)
1939-46 Truly Yours Left (1939-46TYL)
1947-66 Made In USA Sig (1947-66MSIG)
1947-66 Printed By Donruss Playoff Print (1947-66PDPSCR)
1947-66 Printed In USA Sig (1947-66PDPSIG)
1962-63 No Stat Name Left (1962-63NSNL)


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I'll check!
 

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