Tuesday, February 15, 2011

STS Profile Matt Cain

I thought this auto was a little touger, but obviously I was incorrect.  I believe the "C" in CAIN was the giveaway for Captain Canuck to come flying in and get this one.  
2009 UD Goodwin Champions #A-MC Matt Cain

This is just one of the many great on card autos out of 2009 UD Goodwin Champions set.  Every time I see one of the cards posted I marvel at how sharp looking they are.  Of course Matt Cain is the #2 or #1A pitcher from the World Champion San Francisco Giants.  

For the Collector

Cain's Autos remain relatively affordable.  Recently on the bay a sticker auto sold for $4.69.  A faded 07 Sweet Spot went for $8.00.  The 07 UD Masterpieces (On Card) went for $9.  The High was $80 for a Graded (9.5/10) 2006 SP Authentic which I believe is the RC of Cain's Autos - it is a sticker auto (#d to 395).  A somewhat sloppy looking UD Exquisite 4-Patch Auto (#d/25) went for $65 for the high among ungraded cards.  

1973 Topps #502 Bobby Valentine (Flip and Front)


Once again Night Owl picked up the cartoon bonus.  The Card is the calendar appropriate 1973 Topps #502 of Bobby Valentine.  

According to Wikipedia Valentine is married to Ralph Branca's daughter, but it doesn't specify if this is the woman referred to in the 1973 Topps Cartoon.  Valentine, of course, is currently employed by ESPN - you may not have heard he will be in the booth for Sunday Night Baseball, one of the replacements for Jon Miller and Joe Morgan .


As mentioned above Captain Canuck (Waxaholic) got the auto this week, good for a Jason Heyward Triple and getting CC on base for this edtion of Spot the Sig.  Night Owl earned a second bonus giving him a couple of base runners.  After 3 innings we have had 3 different Auto winners and several bonuses awarded making for a tight race so far in Spot the Sig!
STS! Standings After 3 Innings
Waxaholic - Braves: Jason Heyward legs out a TRIPLE! Man on Third.   
Autograph Cards - Kansas City Royals:  Men on 1st and 2nd
Plaschzke/Argyle - Brooklyn Dodgers: 1st and 2nd
DawgBones - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs: 1st and 2nd
Too Many Grandersons - Tigers: 1st and 2nd  
Night Owl Cards - Los Angeles Dodgers:  1st and 2nd 
The Dimwit - Astros; 1st  
Nachos Grande - Reds: 1st  
Steven:  1st
Orioles Magic: 1st  
Rhubarb Runner - Twins: 1st   
The Angels ln Order - LA Angels:  On Deck 
UncleMoe of 2008 Topps Set : On Deck
Play At the Plate - Rangers : On Deck
Card Buzz- California Angels: On Deck
Nathan - A's: On Deck 
Thoughts n Sox - Bosox: On Deck

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1 comment:

Fuji said...

Those 2009 Goodwin autographs are awesome... one of my favorite sets in recent years.

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