All-Star Winnings, Part 3

Way back in July 2012, I won a contest at Cards On Cards. The premise was to pick the Cardinals player who would have the biggest impact on the game, determined Sabermetrically. I picked the right player, and got a pile of Cardinals for my trouble. They've been sitting in that same pile, haunting me, for quite some time, so now is the time to show them to you.
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Today, it's wall-to-wall Ray Lankford, with a touch of Mark McGwire.

2001 Stadium Club #52 Ray Lankford

1993 Hostess #5 Ray Lankford
1993 Studio #175 Ray Lankford
1993 Topps - BlackGold #10 Ray Lankford
1993 Upper Deck Fun Pack #76 Ray Lankford
1996 Zenith #38 Ray Lankford
1998 Collector's Choice - Starquest #SQ42 Ray Lankford
1999 Stadium Club #95 Ray Lankford
1999 Upper Deck Ovation #53 Ray Lankford
Ray Lankford. Ray Lankford. Type it enough and the words lose all meaning. Ray was a starter from before the time I started watching baseball in 1992 through 2001, and early on, he was really one of the biggest stars on the team, so he's got quite a few cards in the small sets and insert sets like Hostess and BlackGold. I didn't have most of these cards, except the Hostess card, and many of them were specifically on my want list as well. Curiously, every Lankford card in this bunch pictures him with a road blue hat/helmet.

2001 Stadium Club #100 Mark McGwire
1999 Upper Deck Ovation #53 Mark McGwire
Since I sort my cards by set, here are two McGwires from two of the sets represented in the Lankford scans above. It's not often you see a running shot of Mark McGwire. Usually it's exactly how that Ovation card looks, the follow-through of the bat, implying a home run swing, or him standing at the ready on defense at first base.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of those Ovation cards for some reason. I bet they cost a fortune to make but aren't really worth much these days.