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All-Star Game Commemorative Custom Cards #1-11

I decided to create some custom All-Star Game Commemorative Cards, or Glossy All-Star Cards for the players that represented the American League and National League last year at Target Field in Minnesota. The cards are modeled after the Topps All-Star Commemorative Cards that were issued in rack packs from 1984 to 1991.

The AL won the game 5-3, and outfielder Mike Trout was voted the games’ Most Valuable Player. Here are the first 11 cards, the American League manager and starters.

1_john_farrell_all_star_glossy_1   1_john_farrell_all_star_glossy_2

2_miguel_cabrera_all_star_glossy_1   2_miguel_cabrera_all_star_glossy_2

3_robinson_cano_all_star_glossy_1   3_robinson_cano_all_star_glossy_2

4_josh_donaldson_all_star_glossy_1   4_josh_donaldson_all_star_glossy_2

5_derek_jeter_all_star_glossy_1   5_derek_jeter_all_star_glossy_2

6_jose_bautista_all_star_glossy_1   6_jose_bautista_all_star_glossy_2

7_mike_trout_topps_all_star_glossy_1   7_mike_trout_topps_all_star_glossy_2

8_adam_jones_all_star_glossy_1   8_adam_jones_all_star_glossy_2

9_nelson_cruz_all_star_glossy_1   9_nelson_cruz_all_star_glossy_2

10_salvador_perez_all_star_glossy_1   10_salvador_perez_all_star_glossy_2

11_felix_hernandez_all_star_glossy_1   11_felix_hernandez_all_star_glossy_2

Do you have a favorite card? Let me know who it is in the comments. Coming tomorrow, the National League.

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Jumbo Value Pack #3 – “Mad Bum”, Rookies, and Doubles

227_madison_bumgarner_world_series_highlight_1 The 3rd Jumbo Value Pack had a few themes, first pack with doubles (Michael Wacha, Pittsburgh Pirates Team Card, Cincinnati Reds Team Card, and Felix Hernandez), about three times as many rookies as in previous two packs (Kendall Graveman, Bryce Brentz, Rusney Castillo, Brandon Finnegan, and Bryan Mitchell), and my first World Series Highlight card (Madison Bumgarner – 2014 World Series Game 5).

The front of the Madison Bumgarner card has him walking off the field tipping his hat to the San Francisco Giants fans. The back has the boxscore to the Giants 5-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the World Series and a quick recap of the situation.

“In the bottom of the eighth, Bumgarner moved to the on-deck circle, and the fans at AT&T Park knew they were about to see something special. He went on to finish the first complete-game World Series shutout since 2003. Madison fanned eight and walked none in the four-hitter”

In addition to the World Series Highlight featuring Madison Bumgarner, there was one other Giant, Brandon Hicks (#273).

Included were two All-Stars from 2014, Adrian Beltre (#175) of the Texas Rangers and Tony Watson (#146) of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

This pack contained 27 base cards and four inserts that I needed for my 2015 Topps Series 1 collection. It also contained my first Babe Ruth Call Your Shot scratch-off card.

Base Set

14 Kendall Graveman – Toronto Blue Jays RC
26 Bryce Brentz – Boston Red Sox RC
41 Chris Colabello – Minnesota Twins
76 Ian Kennedy – San Diego Padres
98 League Leaders / American League Runs Batted In (Trout, Cabrera & Cruz)
104 Bud Norris – Baltimore Orioles
119 Anibal Sanchez – Detroit Tigers
135 Matt Dominguez – Houston Astros
144 Rusney Castillo – Boston Red Sox RC
146 Tony Watson – Pittsburgh Pirates
154 Brandon Finnegan – Kansas City Royals RC
161 Howie Kendrick – Los Angeles Angels
170 Tommy Medica – San Diego Padres
175 Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers
185 Ricky Nolasco – Minnesota Twins
199 Eric Young Jr – New York Mets
202 Mike Minor – Atlanta Braves
213 Jered Weaver – Los Angeles Angels
224 Bryan Mitchell – New York Yankees RC
227 Madison Bumgarner – San Francisco Giants WSH
230 Jean Segura – Milwaukee Brewers
235 Jeremy Guthrie – Kansas City Royals
254 Steve Cishek – Miami Marlins
273 Brandon Hicks – San Francisco Giants
324 Chris Archer – Tampa Bay Rays
326 C.J. Wilson – Los Angeles Angels
330 Brian Duensing – Minnesota Twins
337 Jedd Gyorko – San Diego Padres

Kendall Graveman  Bryce Brentz  Chris Colabello

Ian Kennedy

Trout, Cabrera & Cruz American League RBI Leaders

Bud Norris  Anibal Sanchez  Matt Dominguez

Rusney Castillo  Tony Watson  Brandon Finnegan

Howie Kendrick  Tommy Medica  Adrian Beltre

Ricky Nolasco  Eric Young Jr.  Mark Minor

Jered Weaver  Bryan Mitchell

Mdison Bumgarner World Series Highlight

Jean Segura  Jeremy Guthrie  Steve Cishek

Brandon Hicks  Chris Archer  C.J. Wilson

Brian Duensing  Jedd Gyorko

Inserts

FHR-10 Chipper Jones – Atlanta Braves (First Home Run Silver Stripe)
F40-12 Carlton Fisk – Chicago White Sox (Free Agent 40 / 1:8)
H-14 Brooks Robinson – Baltimore Orioles (Highlight of the Year / 1:4)
R7 Ran Ludwick – Cincinnati Reds (Robbed)

Chipper  Jones  Carlton Fisk

Brooks Robinson

Ryan Ludwick

nno2_call_your_shot_scratch_offThe 36th card in the pack was a Call Your Shot Scrath-Off game card. You choose one of the three scratch-offs,; Autograph, Autograph Relic, or Entry. You then log-on to the Topps website (www.topps.com/promotions) and enter the code to see if you won. I have not heard many good things about the chances, with some people scratching off 20+ cards and no winners. Others who have won say the shipping costs you have to pay or more than the card they won was worth. I will give it a shot soon!

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