Saturday, January 19, 2013


I mentioned in my last post that I'd trot out my doubles stack for the next one so here we are. It seemed like this would be the easiest way for people to let me know which of them they need. The stack has changed since I listed its contents at Gaslamp Ball a little over a month ago; it has shed some cards and added others. I had ten duplicate Gwynns then and ten now but only six are the same. Below are the ones I have now:
They're all fairly common and "nothing special" but hopefully somebody will be glad to have at least some of them.
These are the oldest of the bunch. I remember the first time I got a copy of that Tom Griffin card I got really excited because he was in Ball Four. A dream collection of mine would be having a card of every player who appeared in that book but I'm nowhere close. I do have a proverbial handful, though, including one of and autographed by Jim Bouton himself so I can't complain. Coincidentally, I'm currently re-reading Ball Four for the hundred-somethingth time (no exaggeration) and for the first time in a couple years. I loaned my last copy of it to somebody, never saw it again, and finally got around to replacing it.
Here's a quartet of cards from the early to mid 80s. That card is from Fred Kendall's last season; he hit 0 triples and 0 HR in 24 AB; exactly 30 years later his son Jason would also hit 0 triples and 0 HR in his final season. But here's the crazy part: Jason Kendall did it over 490 plate appearances as opposed to his dad's 24.
Here are a few slabs of junk wax that I recently obtained twinsies of; the '92 Fleers and old Upper Decks along with most of the random ones in the linked post are still ripe for the picking too. So, just let me know if you need- well, truthfully, none of us need any of these- want any of these and I'll get them out to you. I'm also up for trading cards I have only one of if it's a player I don't go out of my way to collect. Like Santiago, for instance. I have twenty-some different cards of him but there isn't a single one that I wouldn't trade for a Joey Cora I already have a copy of. Speaking of which, who's got all the Joeys? I know somebody here is holding. I need 'em, man. Never mind what I said a couple sentences ago; I NEED 'em.


  1. For getting back into the hobby, as I am, this is an awesome set of dupes!

    I don't have anything in your Tom Griffin or Fred Kendall row. My concern is I don't have anything you don't, but I'd like to give it a shot for any Pad's in those rows!

  2. I'd love to have the two Anthony Keith's on either side of his '92 Upper Deck card (looks like they are Score and SP).

  3. Hey Joe! Is Anthony Bass' Twitter avatar a picture that you drew of him? It certainly looks like it could be your work.

  4. That's actually the work of @Jeremy_Nash. Thanks for the compliment; I should break out the ol' pencils some time soon.