First, we have Cliff Chambers 2011 Topps Lineage 1952. Cliff Chambers pitched for the Birds 1951-1953. Had a record of 18-16, 4.19 ERA, and 118 K in 79 games. Not sure if there is a demand for cliff but it was a nice addition.
Next is a 2013 Heritage Bobby Shantz Red Ink Real One #ed 1 out of 64. I LOVE the 1964 Topps issue-love them and I was really happy to see this pop up on the Bay. He pitched for the Birds 1962-1964 had a record of 12-10, ERA of 2.51, and 129 Ks in 99 games. Though he went to the Cubs in 1964 before the Birds won the World Series. However, he did win one with the Yanks in ’58.
Thank you to Ray over at All Cardinals All the Time Check out his excellent blog here I “discovered” there is a 2005 Fan Favorites Andy Van Slyke. Another design I LOVE. With the Birds for four seasons 1983-1986 he only “won” a series in 1985 with the Birds and unfortunately he didn’t have a chance at another one.
A quick peruse of the recently released 2016 Archives edition show the following Cardinals making their appearance. I will wait to the market is saturated then pick up at least the Perez and Tatis autos.
Fan Favorites Autographs Set Checklist
Eduardo Perez –
Fernando Tatis –
Topps Originals Autographs Set Checklist