Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Generosity Is... Tribe Cards

You see, David has been battling a problem for awhile now. It's called giveaway addiction. No, David isn't addicted to entering giveaways. It's much more serious than that. David is addicted to giving away cards. And we are all the beneficiaries of that addiction.

David, of Indians Baseball Cards. And Then Some..., regularly gives away cards without asking anything in return. He is definitely one of the most generous bloggers in this community.

I had signed on late to this latest giveaway, but I was given the OK by David to participate, because he's cool like that. When the big recap post was online, I didn't see my name among everyone else. I saw someone else with White Sox cards and decided that I must not have made the final cut after all. I was alright with that. Why should I hog all the White Sox card giveaways? There are other fans of the team that deserve a turn at it.

When I received a decent sized box in the mail, I was clueless. I looked at the return address label and started to grin. I was in the giveaway after all! I think the experience of reserving myself to not being in the giveaway made me appreciate the package even more.

Let's see what goodies came in this box!

1981 Donruss
280 – Rich Dotson (2)

1982 Fleer
352 – Greg Luzinski

1984 Topps
667 – Vance Law

1985 Topps
78 – Scott Fletcher
221 – Ron Reed
543 – Mike Squires
749 – Julio Cruz

1986 Topps
64 – Floyd Bannister
364 – Reid Nichols

1986 Topps Mini Leaders
10 – Britt Burns

1987 Donruss
306 – Russ Morman
507 – Neil Allen
552 – Joe Cowley (2)

1987 Topps
299 – Joel Davis
685 – Jerry Hairston
737 – Floyd Bannister
772 – Harold Baines

1987 Topps Tiffany
149 – Ray Searage

1988 Donruss
409 – Jim Winn
532 – Steve Lyons
580 – Ron Hassey

1988 Donruss Rookies
7 – Dave Gallagher
21 – Melido Perez
48 – John Davis

1988 Fleer
396 – Richard Dotson

1988 Score
462 – Jim Winn
539 – Bill Long
582 – Daryl Boston
589 – Dave LaPoint
590 – Harold Baines

1988 Topps
158 – Tim Hulett
511 – Joel Davis
613 – Bobby Thigpen

1988 Topps Big
105 – Greg Walker

1989 Donruss
101 – Carlton Fisk
371 – Ivan Calderon
384 – Dave Gallagher

1989 Score
67 – Ken Williams
177 – Gary Redus
289 – Jack McDowell
331 – Ivan Calderon (2)
489 – Jerry Reuss

1989 Score Rookie & Traded
47T – Scott Fletcher
97T – Ken Patterson (2)
102T – Donn Pall (2)

1989 Topps
156 – Dave Gallagher
162 – John Davis
486 – Jack McDowell
512 – Donnie Hill
558 – Dan Pasqua
585 – Harold Baines

1989 Upper Deck
151 – Jerry Reuss
628 – Fred Manrique

1990 Bowman
306 – Bobby Thigpen
317 – Daryl Boston
318 – Craig Grebeck

1990 Donruss
28 – Robin Ventura
101 – Melido Perez (3)
135 – Ozzie Guillen
294 – Ivan Calderon
413 – Ron Karkovice
455 – Scott Fletcher
503 – Jerry Kutzler
606 – Donn Pall (2)
619 – Shawn Hillegas
651 – Steve Lyons

1990 Fleer
531 – Scott Fletcher
540 – Carlos Martinez
543 – Donn Pall
551 – Greg Walker

1990 Leaf
438 – Carlos Martinez

1990 Score
22 – Ron Karkovice
152 – Barry Jones
311 – Melido Perez
354 – Greg Walker (2)
369 – Greg Hibbard

1990 Score Young Superstars II
20 – Greg Hibbard
25 – Sammy Sosa

1990 Topps
79 – Ron Kittle
169 – Richard Dotson
243 – Barry Jones
524 – Daryl Boston
717 – Ron Karkovice
751 – Steve Lyons
786 – Eric King

1990 Topps Debut ‘89
109 – Jeff Schaefer

1990 Upper Deck
543 – Greg Hibbard
651 – Eric King

1991 Bowman
342 – Bobby Thigpen
353 – Bob Wickman

1991 Classic Best
418 – Larry Thomas Jr.

1991 Donruss
103 – Dan Pasqua
589 – Shawn Hillegas

1991 Donruss Highlights
BC-13 – Melido Perez

1991 Fleer
117 – Alex Fernandez

1991 Leaf
340 – Jack McDowell
375 – Joey Cora
413 – Tim Raines
428 – Dan Pasqua
515 – Ron Karkovice

1991 ProCards
43 – Johnny Ruffin

1991 Score
27 – Jack McDowell
69 – Craig Grebeck
115 – Barry Jones
132 – Donn Pall
157 – Lance Johnson
401 – Bobby Thigpen AS
560 – Phil Bradley
749 – Jerry Kutzler
751 – Matt Stark

1991 Stadium Club
199 – Lance Johnson
311 – Scott Radinsky
382 – Matt Merullo (2)
579 – Charlie Hough

1991 Studio
31 – Alex Fernandez

1991 Swell Baseball Greats
121 – Wilbur Wood

1991 Topps
278 – Alex Fernandez
420 – Bobby Thigpen

1991 Topps Debut ‘90
59 – Craig Grebeck

1991 Topps Traded
58T – Bo Jackson (2)

1991 Ultra
84 – Bobby Thigpen
86 – Robin Ventura

1991 Upper Deck
75 – Len Brutcher
321 – Scott Fletcher
323 – Jack McDowell
601 – Steve Lyons
645 – Alex Fernandez (2)
679 – Greg Hibbard
697 – Wayne Edwards
773 – Tim Raines

1992 Bowman
282 – Greg Perschke
380 – Donn Pall

1992 Classic Best
253 – Jason Bere
259 – Glenn DiSarcina

1992 Donruss
56 – Donn Pall
374 – Ron Karkovice
457 – Ken Patterson (2)
495 – Wilson Alvarez HL
509 – Melido Perez (2)
543 – Carlton Fisk (2)
546 – Craig Grebeck
579 – Mike Huff (2)
630 – Wilson Alvarez (2)
658 – Ramon Garcia (2)
668 – Warren Newson
708 – Bobby Thigpen (3)
743 – Steve Wapnick (3)

1992 Front Row
4 Tim Moore (2)

1992 Leaf
149 – Ozzie Guillen (5)
217 – Steve Sax
237 – Lance Johnson (5)

1992 Pinnacle
178 – Tim Raines
291 – Jack McDowell SL
535 – Esteban Beltre

1992 Score
517 – Rodney McCray
532 – Ron Karkovice
570 – Bobby Thigpen
734 – Brian Drahman
745 – Ramon Garcia (2)
760 – Wilson Alvarez
770 – Jeff Carter (2)
806 – Scott Ruffcorn
863 – Steve Wapnick (4)
874 – Roberto Hernandez

1992 SkyBox Pre-Rookie AAA
281 – Chris Cron

1992 Stadium Club
224 – Bobby Thigpen

1992 Studio
151 – George Bell
153 – Greg Hibbard (2)
155 – Kirk McCaskill
158 – Bobby Thigpen (2)

1992 Topps
57 – Donn Pall

1992 Ultra
34 – Craig Grebeck
39 – Ron Karkovice
42 – Melido Perez

1992 Upper Deck
285 – Bobby Thigpen
440 – Ken Patterson
575 – Tim Raines
592 – Donn Pall
743 – Steve Sax

1993 Donruss
433 – Jack McDowell
491 – Dan Pasqua
519 – Carlton Fisk (2)
535 – Robin Ventura
595 – Este Beltre
672 – Brian Drahman

1993 Leaf
173 – Bobby Thigpen
252 – Ellis Birks

1993 Pinnacle
108 – Frank Thomas (3)

1993 Stadium Club
330 – George Bell

1993 Triple Play
26 – Frank Thomas
82 – Kirk McCaskill
179 – Robin Ventura

1993 Topps
41 – Alex Fernandez
94 – Lance Johnson
230 – Carlton Fisk
344 – Jack McDowell

1993 Ultra
181 – Frank Thomas
527 – Jason Bere

1993 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes
21 – Don Buford

1994 Fleer
91 – Dan Pasqua

1994 Fleer Atlantic
23 – Frank Thomas

1994 Leaf
300 – Darrin Jackson

1994 Score
541 – George Bell

1994 SP
190 – Alex Fernandez

1994 Stadium Club
118 – Mike LaValliere
434 – Scott Radinsky

1994 Stadium Club Team
133 – Craig Grebeck

1994 Studio
207 – Jack McDowell

1994 Topps
270 – Frank Thomas (2)
356 – Scott Ruffcorn (2)
392 – Jack McDowell (Maddux) AS (3)
500 – Bo Jackson
538 – Ellis Burks

1994 Topps Archives 1954
216 – Al Sima
218 – Fred Marsh

1994 Upper Deck
468 – Roberto Hernandez
549 – Eddie Pearson

1994 Upper Deck Minors
59 – Ray Durham
245 – James Baldwin

1995 Classic Phone Cards
13A – Frank Thomas (2)
14 – Robin Ventura

1995 Fleer
113 – Joey Cora
124 – Norberto Martin

1995 Fleer Update
U-36 – Tim Fortugno

1995 Pacific
95 – Tim Raines

1995 Stadium Club
420 – Roberto Hernandez
457 – Jason Bere
480 – Scott Ruffcorn

1995 Topps
343 – Craig Grebeck
444 – Jason Bere
605 – Mark Johnson

1995 Ultra
31 – Ron Karkovice

1995 Upper Deck Michael Jordan One On One
4 – Speed
8 – First Homer

1995 Upper Deck Minors
36 – Jimmy Hurst
193 – Mark Johnson (3)

1996 Collector’s Choice
507 – Mike Cameron

1996 Collector’s Choice Silver Signature
499 – Dave Martinez
510 – Harold Baines

1996 Dannon
2 – James Baldwin
3 – Harold Baines
7 – Alex Fernandez
8 – Ozzie Guillen
14 – Darrin Lewis (2)
20 – Jose Munoz
27 – Larry Thomas
28 – Robin Ventura

1996 Pinnacle
133 – Jason Bere

1996 Score
499 – Chris Snopek

1996 SP
59 – Alex Fernandez

1996 Topps
272 – Tim Raines
310 – Robin Ventura
405 – Roberto Hernandez

1996 Upper Deck
42 – Alex Fernandez
231 – Chris Snopek
304 – Roberto Hernandez

1997 Circa
123 – Mike Cameron
215 – Tony Phillips

1997 Donruss
97 – Danny Tartabull (2)

1997 Leaf
114 – Ray Durham

1997 SP
47 – Roberto Hernandez (2)
49 – Harold Baines

1997 Stadium Club
27 – Tony Phillips
43 – Robin Ventura

1997 Topps
81 – Ron Karkovice
232 – Roberto Hernandez

1997 Ultra
500 – Jeff Abbott

1998 Pinnacle
56 – Robin Ventura

1998 Score
99 – Lyle Mouton

2000 SP Authentic
36 – Magglio Ordonez

2000 Upper Deck MVP
205 – Mike Sirotka

2001 Pacific
102 – Mike Sirotka

2001 Topps
130 – Mark Johnson
256 – Greg Norton (2)

2002 Upper Deck Victory
202 – Jose Valentin

2005 Donruss
145 – Magglio Ordonez
276 – Jose Contreras

2005 Upper Deck Flyball
64 – Paul Konerko
182 – Aaron Rowand
193 – Jermaine Dye

2006 Topps Heritage
358 – Dustin Hermanson

2006 Topps White Sox
CWS10 – Bobby Jenks

2006 Ultra
169 – Tadahito Iguchi

2006 Upper Deck
566 – Pablo Ozuna

2007 Allen & Ginter
70 – Jermaine Dye

2007 Bowman
220 – Josh Fields

2007 Fleer
331 – Josh Fields

2007 Topps Opening Day
175 – Josh Fields

2007 Upper Deck First Edition
11 – Ryan Sweeney
74 – Bobby Jenks

2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
39 – Frank Thomas

2006/2007? White Sox Kids Club
Rob Mackowiak

Wow! That's a lot of punch for a smaller box! I even came across cards that I did not know exist. If they happened to be on any part of my want list, it was because I saw the text referring to that particular set.

I had not heard of the White Sox Dannon cards until David mentioned them on his blog. Now, I have many of them! The mystery card is the Rob Mackowiak. It figures that it would be of someone I knew. The card is part of some Kids Club set, but I have no idea which one. I've narrowed it down to 2006 or 2007, but honestly, I couldn't find any info on the set. The card doesn't even have a date on it. It only says that Rob is signed through 2007.

Thanks, David! Sorting through these cards the past few days has been a blast. There were many that I didn't have. The phone cards are something unique that I will cherish for years. There has been mystery and intrigue in every part of this box. For that, I am grateful.

3 comments:

BASEBALL DAD said...

You are absolutely correct about David.Not many like him !

Steve said...

I agree with all of that - David is a very generous person. I too have recently bee a recipient of his kindness. Posts to come . . . Great cards !

--David said...

Thank you all very much. I'm glad you actually needed some of those White Sox cards! I had already planned to send you some Sox, so when you asked, I was already a step ahead of you. I accidentally left your name off the roll, but it worked out for the better, I think :-)

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