Tuesday, November 27, 2012

COMC haul #9: more Bill Freehans

(Note:  all COMC haul posts can be accessed here)

I'll be honest:  at this point I can't think of any other punny or clever titles for when I post Freehan stuff.  Let's get on with the cards, shall we?:
Bill Freehan 2001 SP Legendary Cuts Debut bat
Bill Freehan 2005 SP Legendary Cuts Classic Careers patch (#15/50)
Bill Freehan 2005 SP Legendary Cuts Glory Days Material Gold jersey (#33/75)

These are three of the four Freehan hits I picked up most recently--all at very reasonable prices, I might add.  To start with, I like the 2001 card because I have another famous Tiger from that set:  Alan Trammell.  Considering how simple the design is (it WAS sort of the early days of relics, after all), it still looks pretty nice, and includes a fairly satisfyingly large bat chip.

The SP Legendary Cuts patch is actually pretty great as well.  It's only a single color, so it's more along the lines of a Topps "patch" than a true gem, but it's still a beautiful Tigers orange (even if the scan doesn't quite convey that) that stands out from other single-colored swatches.

Last is one of the Glory Days relics from the same set, and that card features a more familiar single-swatch color:  gray.  At least it's not just white!  Bill looks pretty happy on all three cards (two of which used the same photo--also very Topps-like!), and why shouldn't he have been, since these photos WERE taken during his glory days?

I always love adding Freehan stuff to the PC since he counts as both a Tiger and Wolverine.  In terms of his counts, I now have 15 total hits after today's additions, and 40 different cards (including a 1/1) in his PC, with more to come!

4 comments:

  1. Very nice pick ups! I am a huge fan of the Glory Days set.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's a pretty classic looking set, alright. And of course I love that they thought to include a guy like Freehan that I obviously like, but who doesn't get a ton of hobby love compared to the real star catchers of that era, like Bench and Munson.

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  2. Hmmm...

    Put it on my Bill?
    Born Free (han)?
    Everybody's Free (to collect vintage)
    DuckBill Freehanpus
    Bills Bills Bills (Destiny's Child reference)

    That's all I got for now!

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    1. I should have figured the guy who came up with the band name "SpastikMooss" would have a few ideas...

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