Monday, November 18, 2013

UD Past Time Pennants Countdown: It's My Birthday!

Today's a good day because it's my birthday.  Actually, I don't get all that excited about my birthday anymore but this year I know that my wonderful wife purchased me one of those giant LEGO sets that I love - in my case, the Palace Cinema.  I'm pretty sure I know what I'll be doing when I get home from work tonight!

For now though, let's look at the next three cards in my countdown.

#39:  Mickey Mantle

Mantle's birthday is on October 20 so I don't have that in common with him.  I am basically the same height as the Mick though (he's listed as 5'11" - I'm probably 5'10" or so).  As for the card image, being Mickey Mantle is what put the card in the Top 40...it's not the greatest image but it's iconic.

#38:  Eddie Murray

Murray's birthday is in February (and he's over 6' tall) so I can't say we have much in common.  He also wears bright orange (as seen in the photo) and I don't.  Why does this card slot in at 38 you ask?  Well, two words:  Mutton Chops.

#37:  Wade Boggs

It would have been cool if one of the three featured players from today shared my birthday (or even birth month) but alas, that was not to be.  Boggs is a June birthday boy (in case you were wondering).  I like this image though because it's confusing.  Who's the Red Sox player in the background?  What's he doing?  Why is giving a creepy grin?  Boggs is a third baseman, is that the short stop?  If so, why is walking to the right while Boggs is fielding...wouldn't he still be going left to back up the play?  And seriously, what's with the creeper grin?

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)

4 comments:

Reds Card Collector said...

Happy Birthday!

The Junior Junkie said...

Happy Birthday, buddy!

Comatoad said...

Happy Birthday! May many sportscards come your way.

Metallattorney said...

That looks like pitcher Bruce Hurst in the background of the Boggs card. Based on that I suspect Boggs is fielding a bunt.

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