Friday, November 29, 2013

UD Past Time Pennants Countdown: #6, #5, and #4!

The 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants Countdown is almost over.  I started with what I determined was the worst card in the 90 card set and have slowly but surely (3 cards per day) worked all the way down to the creme of the crop.  Today, we take a look at cards #6, #5, and #4 in the set.  Tomorrow, on the final day of November, we'll see the top three cards in the set.  Enjoy (and happy Black Friday if that's your thing as well)!

#6:  Joe DiMaggio

Joe is probably best known for his 56-game hitting streak but for me it's images like this that seem to best represent DiMaggio (especially since I never got to see him play in person).  This card has it all - and it's timeless to boot.  A great card that's definitely worthy of a top 10 finish.

#5:  George Brett

Upper Deck included a few of these "conversational" cards in the set and I think I've liked pretty much all of them.  This one, however, was an easy choice for my favorite because of the colors and because you can clearly see George Brett's face (and he's obviously discussing something of utmost importance - maybe something like what's for dinner tonight).

#4:  Brooks Robinson

Robinson has the "honor" of being the final card before the "top three" cards in the set.  Finishing fourth isn't terrible but it's also the first finish spot that doesn't get a medal of any type.  Sorry Brooks, not even a bronze for you my friend.  The card however?  Pure gold.  There's not much that could make this better...maybe haveing people in the stands but even that is debatable.  I love it - but it didn't quite cut the mustard for Top Three status.

Who earns a spot in the Top 3?  Well, by process of elimination you could figure it out (after all, I list the cards in order below and there's only three cards missing)!  Post your guesses for the order if you'd like - and be sure to come back tomorrow when I finally finish off this month-long theme!


2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants - Best Cards, In Order (so far).
Note:  The card number is the number in parenthesis after the player.
#90.  Ron Guidry (74)
#89.  Paul Molitor (62)
#88.  Will Clark (87)
#87.  Kirby Puckett (50)
#86.  Carl Yastrzemski (14)
#85.  Mike Schmidt (57)
#84.  Keith Hernandez (49)
#83.  Jim Rice (43)
#82.  Gary Carter (32)
#81.  Bill Mazeroski (4)
#80.  Catfish Hunter (16)
#79.  Tony Gwynn (76)
#78.  Cal Ripken Jr. (13)
#77.  Jack Morris (39)
#76.  Ozzie Smith (61)
#75:  Graig Nettles (37)
#74:  Dale Murphy (17)
#73:  Goose Gossage (36)
#72.  Bucky Dent (12)
#71.  Jim Palmer (42)
#70.  Robin Yount (70)
#69.  Willie McCovey (88)
#68.  Dave Parker (18)
#67.  Billy Williams (5)
#66.  Don Mattingly (20)
#65.  Steve Carlton (79)
#64.  Gaylord Perry (33)
#63.  Sparky Lyle (77)
#62.  Jim Bunning (40)
#61.  Eddie Mathews (24)
#60.  Tommy John (82)
#59.  George Kell (35)
#58.  Monte Irvin (58)
#57:  Bert Blyleven (3)
#56:  Early Wynn (23)
#55:  Larry Doby (51)
#54:  Joe Morgan (45)
#53:  Nolan Ryan (59)
#52:  Lou Brock (52)
#51:  Rico Petrocelli (68)
#50:  Bob Lemon (8)
#49:  Fred Lynn (31)
#48:  Bobby Doerr (9)
#47:  Robin Roberts (69)
#46:  Johnny Podres (47)
#45:  Maury Wills (55)
#44:  Pee Wee Reese (63)
#43:  Luis Aparicio (53)
#42:  Warren Spahn (85)
#41:  Ernie Banks (27)
#40:  Tony Perez (83)
#39:  Mickey Mantle (56)
#38:  Eddie Murray (25)
#37:  Wade Boggs (84)
#36:  Bob Feller (6)
#35:  Orlando Cepeda (60)
#34:  Don Larsen (19)
#33:  Luis Tiant (54)
#32:  Willie Stargell (89)
#31:  Duke Snider (22)
#30:  Tom Seaver (81)
#29:  Rick Ferrell (80)
#28:  Whitey Ford (86)
#27:  Phil Niekro (64)
#26:  Ron Santo (75)
#25:  Rollie Fingers (73)
#24:  Rocky Colavito (71)
#23:  Juan Marichal (48)
#22:  Rod Carew (72)
#21:  Fergie Jenkins (28)
#20:  Frank Robinson (30)
#19:  Carlton Fisk (15)
#18:  Frank Howard (29)
#17:  Al Rosen (2)
#16:  Richie Ashburn (67)
#15:  Harmon Killebrew (38)
#14:  Enos Slaughter (26)
#13:  Stan Musial (78)
#12:  Bob Gibson (7)
#11:  Don Newcombe (21)
#10:  Bruce Sutter (11)
#9:   Phil Rizzuto (65)
#8:   Ralph Kiner (66)
#7:   Al Kaline (1)
#6:   Joe DiMaggio (44)
#5:   George Brett (34)

#4:   Brooks Robinson (10)

1 comments:

Commishbob said...

Brooks is my personal #1 in the set. Just love this card. DiMaggio and Brett would both be in my top ten at worst, maybe top five. Great cards. Nice job on the countdown.

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