Saturday, November 09, 2013

UD Past Time Pennants Countdown: More Yankees!

This November I'm counting down the 90 2005 UD Past Time Pennants cards from worst to best.  We are now into the mid-60s in the countdown.  This is where it started to get tougher to decide exactly where a specific card should place.  I'm sure you won't agree with all my choices - but that's part of the fun of a countdown, is it not?

#66:  Don Mattingly

There are so many Yankees in this set (or so it seems).  I would have to count to verify but it sure feels like the Yankees outnumber the next closest team (in terms of total cards) by a two-to-one margin.  As for this Yankee, it's a pretty nice card.  It would have ranked a lot higher if you could make out who was sliding back into first (and if there wasn't a gratuitous umpire crotch shot in the photo).

#65.  Steve Carlton

The 2005 UD Past Time Pennants set mixes black-and-white photos with color photos to good effect.  For some reason, the monochromatic photos seem more interesting to me (for the most part).  I will say this though, the Top 10 cards in the set are a mix of color and black-and-white.

#64.  Gaylord Perry

You might think this is a terribly boring posed shot (and you'd be correct).  However, what's not boring is the guy in the background just watching the proceedings.  He's what made this card clock in at #64!

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)


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