Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Canadian Gold Rush From Johngy

I found another box on my doorstep today. There's only one person who dares to drop off boxes in the middle of the day... Johngy!

This time there was a little prior warning and the only clue I had was that some old OPC cards would be involved somehow. The best part about it? All the OPC cards were from before I was born. All of them were from 1976 or before!

In the middle of all the Canadian goodness came a surprise. A 1970 OPC autographed Ron Hansen card! As you can see, the signature is big, bold and readable. It's nothing like most of today's signatures.

To top it all off, there were a plethora of cards from 1992. Many cards from the Bowman set that I had not yet completed and a small stack of gold Topps cards. Simply amazing!

Let's see what John sent over!

1965 Topps
146 – Ron Hansen

1968 OPC
172 – Walt Williams

1969 OPC
34 – Gary Peters
123 – Wilbur Wood
173 – Bob Christian, Gerry Nyman
179 – Don Pavletich

1970 OPC
35 – Joel Horlen
51 – Bob Christian
91 – Rich Morales
123 – Don Gutteridge
146 – Danny Murphy
217 – Ron Hansen
217 – Ron Hansen (auto)
239 – Ken Berry
263 – Duane Josephson
274 – Gerry Arrigo
299 – Buddy Bradford
342 – Wilbur Wood
368 – Ed Herrmann
395 – Walt Williams
444 – Billy Farmer, John Matias

1971 OPC
37 – Rich McKinney
169 – Ed Herrmann
186 – Bob Spence
191 – Mike Andrews
227 – Floyd Weaver
267 – Rich Morales
292 – Jay Johnstone
311 – Lee Stange
373 – Tom McCraw
413 – Pat Kelly
436 – Wilbur Wood
458 – Ron Lolich, Dave Lemonds
489 – Luis Alvarado
506 – Bobby Knoop

1972 OPC
15 – Walt Williams
73 – Steve Huntz
98 – Chuck Tanner
126 – Bart Johnson
146 – Steve Kealey
207 – Tom Egan
233 – Jay Johnstone
240 – Rich Allen
248 – Tom Bradley
381 – White Sox Team

1975 OPC
82 – Pat Kelly
137 – Terry Forster
161 – Stan Bahnsen
243 – Jim Kaat
327 – Jerry Hairston
348 – Tony Muser
422 – Brain Downing
446 – Bart Johnson
504 – Buddy Bradford
579 – Skip Pitlock

1975 Topps
554 – Rich Gossage
579 – Skip Pitlock
614 – Jack Kucek (Dyar Miller, Vern Ruhle, Paul Siebert)
619 – Nyls Nyman (Benny Ayala, Tommy Smith, Jerry Turner)
634 – Cy Acosta
653 – Lee Richard

1976 OPC
47 – Jesse Jefferson
80 – Jim Kaat
131 – Bill Stein
237 – Dave Hamilton (2)
258 – Nyls Nyman
282 – Dan Osborn
333 – Bob Coluccio
391 – Jerry Hairston
413 – Pete Varney
426 – Bob Forsch
437 – Terry Forster
464 – Ken Henderson
488 – Claude Osteen
597 – Jack Kucek (Don Aase, Frank LaCorte, Mike Pazik)
607 – Rich Hinton

1992 Bowman
2 – Kirk McCaskill
36 – Bobby Thigpen
69 – Wilson Alvarez
153 – Charlie Hough
201 – Alex Fernandez
204 – Rock Raines
208 – Lance Johnson
210 – Derek Lee
275 – Robin Ventura
309 – Chris Howard
325 – Greg Hibbard
469 – Steve Sax
605 – Jack McDowell
614 – Scott Cepicky
655 – Robin Ventura

1992 Topps Gold
129 – Melido Perez
231 – Brain Drahman
701 – Scott Radinsky
736 – Lance Johnson
755 – Alex Fernandez

1992 Topps Gold Winners
36 – Scott Ruffcorn
107 – Dan Pasqua
153 – Ron Karkovice
176 – Ramon Garcia
191 – Charlie Hough
273 – Craig Grebeck
355 – Warren Newson
426 – Rock Raines
452 – Wilson Alvarez
477 – Greg Hibbard
505 – Bobby Thigpen
532 – Mike Huff
615 – Matt Merullo
648 – Scott Fletcher
667 – Roberto Hernandez
784 – Ken Patterson

Thanks, John! Wow! I only had two pre-1976 OPC cards in my collection. Now I am swimming in them! Once again, I have to say that you are the best! Time and time again, I am shocked by your generosity.

4 comments:

Johngy said...

Steve-
Very glad to help.
Sidenote #1-The Hansen auto was an in-person I got in Waukesha last Saturday.
Sidenote #2-I know a few of the OPC were not in ex-mt condition, but I figured better than nothing for those.

Collective Troll said...

Cool! I always liked Hansen and that is a real nice sig! You should scan some more of the '65-'70 stuff when you get the chance....

Scott said...

Steve, how many White Sox cards would you estimate you have? You've gotta be near the top, if not the top, collector of White Sox cards.

White Sox Cards said...

Johngy,
Very happy to have those cards in any decent condition! The auto was the best surprise. Great to know that he's still out signing.

Troll,
I will definitely feature more cards between 65 and 70 very shortly.

Scott,
I would have to say somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 non-double White Sox cards, which is an amazing feat considering it's not the Yankees, Red Sox or Cubs. I stopped counting in 2008, so the count may be higher.

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