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!


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

    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.

  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!

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