Thursday, 14 August 2014

COMC Challenge Cards Part 45 - Pick 6!

Another 6 COMC cards from a previous mailing(s) to celebrate a pair of packages showing up from COMC today. Despite the order being placed a week and a half apart.
I had never heard of Topps Marquee, but looking at the singles, there are some really nice full-bleed photos on this. I just grabbed this one because it came up in the challenges, but when I have some more time, I'm going to probably get a few more of these. Here, we've got what looks like a walk-off photo combined with a throwback uniform.
If I'm going to go for a Vlad Guerrero card from Topps Tek, it might as well be one that uses the Expos logo. I couldn't imagine trying to build this set and maintaining my sanity.
A nice Tatooine card (tm: GCRL) of Mike Stanley. It is an interesting photo choice as the reaction indicates this wasn't the most flattering moment of his career.
Don't laugh at his glasses. They all looked like that in the early 80, and nobody wore them in an ironic hipster way.
How many images on a card qualifies as too many images on a card? 6? Nah, you could still do more. Either way, it is a really nice turning two sequence.
I've been noticing El Cheapo rack packs of 2009 OPC showing up at Walmart lately. Since I didn't bust any of that at the time, I've considered grabbing a pack. But, as of yet, I haven't. In the meantime, here's an always interesting card of a pitcher running the bases. I'll accept the rarity of this, and ignore the fact that I've also for to look at the third-base coach's hinder each time I want to examine the card.

So, there's 6 down, and there are, as of this mailday, over 100 more back in my "to post" COMC box.


  1. Never seen that Peavy before. Great shot.

  2. I never heard of Topps Marquee either, I may have to look into them. I liked the look of the 2009 OPC, but don't have too many cards.

    I noticed on the side you collect players born on February 14th. Sorry I haven't been reading your blog too long, but were you born on this day? I ask because that is my birthday, and I have thought about collecting Valentine babies as well. I already collect Jim Kelly, but thinking about others. Anyways, I enjoy reading your blog, can't wait to see future posts.

    1. I'm a 2/14 baby, and that's the reason behind that collection. I've currently got 792 cards of Valentine's babies.

      Here's my most recent spreadsheet of binder members:

  3. Bison! The perfect card to start a post with, if I do say so myself.