Friday, July 18, 2008

YSL White Sox Checklist

I appreciate everyone trying to help me with figuring out the Yankee Stadium Legacy cards. Everything was helpful and had cool information, but wasn't exactly what I was looking for in my project.

At the end of the day, I had to go old school and do some serious sleuthing. After almost a week, I have come up with a card number list featuring only the games against the White Sox.

This was no easy task. I used a combination of looking at the games on the Baseball Almanac web site and eBay auctions. The Baseball Almanac site was very helpful. It contained vital information, such as year, team, final score and date. This made the task of completing the checklist slightly less than impossible.

On the other hand, most eBay sellers can suck my... Well, I won't get anal about it, but it's a crevice. That's all I'll say about that. A good number of cards were listed on eBay, but most of them were either "example" pictures, pictures of a huge stack of cards, two or three cards from a larger lot, or multiple cards crammed into a picture with the vital information blurred beyond recognition.

I do appreciate any eBay seller that takes the time to scan in the cards one or two at a time. I figured the hardest part to complete would be the thirties. Boy, was I wrong! The eighties were next to impossible. The hardest year was 1987. I have no idea why.


1923
15, 16, 17, 38, 39, 40, 41, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64
1924
91, 92, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 137, 138, 139
1925
190, 191, 192, 193, 212, 213, 214, 227, 228, 229, 230
1926
255, 256, 257, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 296
1927
334, 335, 336, 337, 369, 370, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384
1928
400, 401, 402, 403, 443, 444, 445, 446, 448, 449, 450
1929
484, 485, 486, 487, 517, 518, 519, 545, 546, 547, 548

1930
555, 556, 557, 558, 590, 591, 592, 611, 612, 613, 614
1931
647, 648, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 685, 686, 687
1932
716, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 770, 771, 772, 773, 774
1933
799, 800, 801, 802, 820, 821, 822, 849, 850, 851, 852, 853
1934
869, 870, 871, 891, 892, 893, 894, 922, 923, 924, 925
1935
948, 949, 950, 969, 970, 971, 972, 990, 991
1936
1017, 1018, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1073, 1074, 1075
1937
1093, 1094, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1154, 1155
1938
1179, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1213, 1214, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226
1939
1259, 1260, 1275, 1276, 1277, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1321, 1322, 1323

1940
1335, 1336, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1370, 1371, 1372, 1392, 1393, 1394
1941
1416, 1417, 1418, 1430, 1431, 1432, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1477
1942
1496, 1497, 1498, 1499, 1510, 1511, 1534, 1535, 1536, 1546, 1547
1943
1582, 1583, 1584, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1637, 1638, 1639
1944
1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1677, 1678, 1679, 1697, 1698, 1699, 1700
1945
1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1762, 1763, 1764, 1786, 1787, 1788
1946
1810, 1811, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1857, 1858, 1859
1947
1885, 1886, 1887, 1900, 1901, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1947, 1948
1948
1966, 1967, 1982, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
1949
2046, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2105, 2106

1950
2119, 2120, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2176, 2177
1951
2204, 2217, 2218, 2219, 2220, 2233, 2234, 2235, 2263, 2264, 2265
1952
2285, 2286, 2298, 2299, 2300, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2334, 2335, 2336
1953
2365, 2366, 2384, 2385, 2386, 2407, 2408, 2409, 2410, 2417, 2418
1954
2438, 2439, 2466, 2467, 2468, 2469, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2483, 2501
1955
2525, 2526, 2538, 2539, 2540, 2541, 2556, 2557, 2558, 2581, 2582
1956
2603, 2604, 2626, 2627, 2628, 2637, 2638, 2655, 2656, 2657, 2658
1957
2684, 2685, 2697, 2698, 2699, 2700, 2711, 2712, 2713, 2740, 2741
1958
2771, 2772, 2773, 2774, 2775, 2795, 2796, 2797, 2815, 2816, 2817
1959
2844, 2845, 2861, 2862, 2863, 2876, 2877, 2878, 2879, 2905, 2906

1960
2922, 2935, 2936, 2937, 2938, 2947, 2948, 2949, 2950, 2967, 2968
1961
3011, 3012, 3035, 3036, 3037, 3038, 3054, 3055, 3056
1962
3080, 3081, 3124, 3125, 3126, 3127, 3153, 3154, 3155
1963
3163, 3192, 3193, 3194, 3195, 3218, 3219, 3220, 3221
1964
3261, 3262, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3296, 3297, 3298, 3299
1965
3346, 3347, 3348, 3349, 3370, 3371, 3404, 3405, 3406
1966
3428, 3429, 3430, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3445, 3486
1967
3493, 3494, 3516, 3517, 3518, 3519, 3557, 3558, 3559
1968
3589, 3590, 3591, 3592, 3603, 3604, 3645, 3646, 3647
1969
3677, 3678, 3679, 3680, 3713, 3714

1970
3757, 3758, 3759, 3787, 3788, 3789
1971
3823, 3858, 3859, 3860, 3861, 3862
1972
3916, 3917, 3918, 3960, 3961, 3962
1973
3978, 3979, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4028
1974
Played at Shea Stadium, no cards
1975
Played At Shea Stadium, no cards
1976
4057, 4058, 4097, 4098, 4099, 4100
1977
4163, 4164, 4165, 4196, 4197
1978
4227, 4228, 4229, 4261, 4262
1979
4333, 4334, 4335, 4366, 4367, 4368

1980
4398, 4399, 4400, 4445, 4446, 4447
1981
4497, 4498, 4499, 4503, 4504, 4505
1982
4533, 4534, 4581, 4582, 4583, 4584
1983
4627, 4628, 4629, 4671, 4672, 4673
1984
4697, 4698, 4750, 4751, 4752, 4753
1985
4776, 4777, 4821, 4822, 4823, 4824
1986
4872, 4873, 4897, 4898, 4899, 4900
1987
4948, 4949, 4980, 4981, 4982, 4983
1988
5031, 5032, 5057, 5058, 5059, 5060
1989
5105, 5106, 5107, 5129, 5130, 5131

1990
5197, 5198, 5215, 5216, 5217, 5218
1991
5259, 5260, 5261, 5317, 5318, 5319
1992
5373, 5374, 5375, 5411, 5412, 5413
1993
5444, 5445, 5446, 5487, 5488, 5489
1994
5527, 5528, 5529
1995
5592, 5593, 5594
1996
5644, 5645, 5646, 5647, 5686, 5687, 5688
1997
5728, 5729, 5730, 5751, 5752
1998
5825, 5826, 5845, 5846, 5847
1999
5907, 5908, 5909, 5964, 5965, 5966

2000
5994, 5995, 6006, 6007, 6008, 6009
2001
6141, 6142, 6143
2002
6227, 6228, 6229
2003
6299, 6300, 6301
2004
6326, 6327, 6328, 6329
2005
6467, 6468, 6469
2006
6539, 6540, 6541
2007
6631, 6632, 6633
2008
No cards... yet.

This was actually more interesting than I thought it would be. I was reminded that the White Sox were in New York at the time of the World Trade Center collapse. My mind unlocked other images of games past. It was kind of cool.

For anyone collecting only the White Sox cards of the Yankee Stadium Legacy set... you're welcome. For anyone collecting another team's cards from this set... good luck. You'll need it. The older the team is, the more difficult it will be. Yes, the World Series and playoff cards count. The biggest deterrent from a correct checklist is the non-regular season cards that are thrown into the mix. The majority of the time spent on this was checking pictures and scans of other cards to make sure my math was fine and there wasn't an oddball card thrown in.

OK, I'm going to fall down out of sheer exhaustion of brain power. Enjoy!

2 comments:

dayf said...

Sweet! great work there. I'm just glad I'm not the only one obsessing over this set.

White Sox Cards said...

You say obsessing like it's a bad thing. I did what I had to do because no one else was stupid enough to do it. LOL

It's good to see I'm in great company though.

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