Serial Saturday #1: Pages 14 & 15 of SNI

I’ve kind of avoided showing the SNI pages for the past couple of weeks, but I’m not sure why.  I’m hoping that devoting Saturday’s to anything serial #’d will help get me in the mood to put more of these pages up. Because my record keeping skills aren’t always 100% accurate, going through these pages will certainly help me find out exactly where I am, and what I need to finish the baseball SNI behemoth off. Without further adieu, let’s get a couple of more pages out there for everyone to see.Page 14:Card 118:  Johnny Cueto, 2011 Bowman green #118/450.  Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog.  Cincinnati card #5Card 119:  Mark Teahen, 2007 Topps Co-Signers #119/299.  Unknown as to how I acquired this card.  Kansas City card #3Card 120:  Tony Armas Jr.  2005 Topps Chrome black refractor #120/225.  Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog.  Washington card #5Card 121: Max Sapp, 2008 Bowman Orange #121/250.  Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog.Houston card #7 Card 122:  Angelys Nina, 2012 Bowman blue #122/500.  Purchased at a card show in western PA.  Colorado card #6Card 123:  Jayson Werth, 2011 Topps gold #123/2011.  Purchased on ebay.  Washington card #6Card 124:  Troy Tulowitzki, 2011 Bowman  blue #124/500.  Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog.  Colorado card #7Card 125:  Hanley Ramirez, 2007 Topps Co-Signers #125/150.  Purchased at a card show in western PA.  Miami card #5Card 126:  Brian Schmitt, 2001 Topps Reserve #126/1500.  Courtesy of fellow collector Brandon L.  Houston card #8Topps Reserve (!) makes its one and only appearance on the SNI set with card #126.  Only a couple of players on this page who really didn’t make a dent in the majors.  Also interesting is the team distribution on this page.  There are 30 major league teams (as you know), but somehow I managed to get 3 teams to have 2 cards apiece on this page.  I don’t think that will happen very often.Let’s look at page 15, shall we?Card 127:  Dave Winfield, 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen #127/999.  Purchased at a card show in western PA.  San Diego card #6Card 128:  Mike Fontenot, 2011 Topps gold #128/2011.  Courtesy of fellow collector Jason Williams.  San Francisco card #3Card 129:  Travis Hafner, 2003 Topps gold #129/2003.  Courtesy of Sandlot cards.  Cleveland card #5Card 130:  Alfonso Soriano, 2011 Topps Chrome atomic #130/225.  Pulled from a pack of 2011 Chrome.  Chicago Cubs card #3Card 131:  Aroldis Chapman, 2011 Topps Chrome purple #131/499.  Pulled from a pack of 2011 Chrome.  Cincinnati card #6Card 132:  Jordan Walden, 2011 Topps Chrome #132/1962.  Courtesy of Kyle from the Just a Bit Outside blog (retired).  Los Angeles Angels card #5Card 133:  Lance Berkman, 2009 Topps Triple Threads #133/525.  Purchased at the 2012 NSCC.  Houston card #9Card 134:  Dee Brown, 2000 Topps Gallery #134/250.  Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog.  Kansas City card #4Card 135:  Vincente Padilla, 2005 Topps Chrome black refractor #135/225.  Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog.  Philadelphia card #52000 Topps Gallery also makes its one and only appearance on page 15 with the Dee Brown card.  I love the Winfield card in his San Diego uniform.  I actually remember buying it from the show at the mall that I frequented monthly back in PA.The team distribution on page 15 is more what I expected, one card each for 9 different teams. Dennis and Max both come up huge again on these two pages; they were fantastic contributors to the cause. I can only hope now that I stick with the serial #’d Saturday idea that I came up with.  I certainly have enough pages to go for the baseball set, and when I run out of those, there’s always Blue Jays and the hockey SNI as well.  Fingers crossed…thanks for reading, Robert

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