Tuesday, October 27, 2009

STS Profile Orlando Cabrera

1999 Skybox Autographics Orlando Cabrera

Pop Quiz:
How many postseason plate appearances does Orlando Cabrera have? Would you believe 155? Cabrera won a World Series Ring as the starting shortstop for the 04 "Why Not Us" Bosox. Since 04 he has been to the playoffs every year except 2006. A few weeks back Cabrera hit a key go-ahead Homer in the 7th inning of the one game AL Central Division tie-breaker game. This helped the Twins defeat the Tigers and get into the 2009 Playoffs.

Paul's Random Stuff is on a roll as he has picked the auto in both of the first two weeks of this years competition.

Everybody will need to be on their toes as PRS has knocked out both autos pretty quickly.

2002 UD Piece of History 500 HR Club Jersey #HR-RJ Reggie Jackson (b-side/edit - click to enlarge)

Mr October
The Reggie Jackson Relic card may say Athletics on the front, but according to the reverse the jersey on the card is from the Angels.

Congrats to Night Owl, Nachos Grande and Autograph Cards for all picking up the bonus. I have to give a nod to everybody who participated as all four of Reggies teams were picked - Including Beardy picking his hometown Orioles, with whom Jackson only played for a season.

For the Collector
I am a fan of the Skybox Autographics Series - they are on card and the design works well for an autograph card. This particular card went for $2.11 (shipped) via auction.

The cheapest recent ebay Orlando Cabrera auto went for $4.49 - Donruss Leather and Lumber sticker auto. There are several 98 Donruss Signature (on card) that have sold, but feedback scores for the sellers were mixed.

Reggie Jackson Relics (Jerseys and Bats) have sold for between $4.23 and $8.50. The auctions generally don't specify what team the Uni Relics are from.

The 02 UD Piece of History HR Club set featured 9 players, (Killebrew, Jimmy Foxx, Reggie, Mantle, Banks, Eddie Mathews, McGwire, McCovey, and Mel Ott). There were jersey cards produced for each player other than McGwire and Autograph versions for both Ernie Banks and Reggie Jackson. None of these relics have sold recently - there are a few BINs on eBay priced at
$20 and up.

Spot the Sig! standings after 2 Innings of Play

Paul's Random Stuff - Mets: With a big David Wright RBI Double the PRS Mets are the first team on the board with one run. They also have men at 2nd and 3rd.

Night Owl - Dodgers: Men on First and 2nd
Nachos Grande - Reds: Men on First and 2nd
Autographed Cards - Royals: Men on First and 2nd

The Wax Ripper - Yankees: Man on First
In Search of Pat the Bat - PHILLIES: Man on First

Thought and Sox (who I incorrectly IDd as Tribe Cards last week) - On Deck
Beardy - Orioles: On Deck
Indians Baseball Cards Always - Indians: On Deck

Beardy and Adam welcome to the game and anyone else please feel free to join the game at anytime. For more Spot the Sig! details click here.


zman40 said...

I could use a sac bunt for the bonus next week.

paulsrandomstuff said...

Watch, I won't get another one for the rest of the contest. :)

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