i watch jeopardy pretty regularly, and back in early august old friend davey lopes showed up in one of the clues
a recent post that showed the 2008 topps heritage chuck essegian "real one" autograph that was included in the purchase. that essegian plus a couple of other relic, autograph, and serial numbered cards were the only ones fully shown in the photos, although there was more information in the description. at any rate, the lopes was not among the hundreds of cards described, but i lucked out and found that it was actually the "finger" variation that i needed!
one of the other autograph cards shown was this 2012 panini cooperstown maury wills famous moments card
there was a manufactured sandy koufax historical stitches patch from 2012 topps
but the big ticket item was this 2011 topps jackie robinson topps 60 relic card
there were other jackie robinson cards that i needed, such as this 2021 topps legends of baseball insert
and again (with some friends) to complete my 2002 topps chrome 1952 world series insert set
jackie was also one of a few 2011 topps lineage parallels that i needed
there were a bunch of 2013 topps chasing history inserts, including these three holofoil versions that i needed
there were other minis, too, of different colors and releases:
two of which feature sandy koufax. speaking of koufax, i was able to add a few other cards to my collection:
some gypsy queen framed parallels, a 2011 topps lineage stand-up insert, a 2013 topps "the greats" insert, a 2013 topps heritage baseball flashback insert (on which topps commits the sin of coloring the dodger uniform number blue), and some gq and an a&g mini.
one of the cards i found was a 2003 donruss the rookies rickey henderson card
i suppose this set was sort of donruss' update set.
i completed my 2005 topps dem bums insert set through this purchase. one of the cards i needed was carl furillo's
a couple of dodger team cards were keepers, too - the first from 2005 topps heritage
this 2010 topps national chicle roy campanella sp card
along with a 2013 topps heritage josh beckett venezuelan parallel (fronts not pictured).
more recent dodgers were represented, too, and i added a 2011 topps finest matt kemp card
this 2012 panini cooperstown red barber voices of summer insert
i thought i went for the rainbow back in 2012 with dee gordon's topps card because of its double play image (with a lurking chipper jones),
finally, here is another one of the numbered cards that was included - a 2001 donruss orel hershiser rookie reprint
numbered to 1985. donruss reprinted this card again in 2005, but without the 20th anniversary foil stamp. it's confusing because the 20th anniversary stamp here could refer to 1985 in 2005 or 1981 in 2001. so, good on donruss for not stamping the 2005 versions.
very happy that i took a chance on this lot! have you ever purchased a lot of team cards like this?