Tuesday, March 8, 2011

STS Profile Andre Ethier

GRAND SLAM for Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle as he identified Andre Ethier as this weeks auto.  Congrats to team Plashke, a newcomer to Spot the Sig! this season who picked the right time to pick up their first Auto.  This is also the first time that a Grand Slam has been hit in STS! history.    

2008 UD SP Young Star Signatures YSS-AE Andre Ethier

Sorry to AdamE this is not from 2008 Bowman's Best, which he had guessed in the comments.  There wouldn't have been a consolation prize for that but it was a worthy try regardless. 

For the Collector
The low recent eBay auction for an Ethier Auto is $7.11 for a sticker auto out of the 2011 Topps Set.  Another 2008 UD SP YSS auto like the one above went for $7.24.  I picked this one up at a card show for $4 a few years ago.  One of the better looking available Ethier Autos is the 2008 UD Masterpieces card which has gone as low as $8.55.  The Andre Ethier Auto's topped out at $328.00 for a BGS slabbed (9 out of 10) 2005 Topps Xfractor Auto.


I picked up a bunch of vintage Bowmans from two different Dollar Bins.  The oldest of these was a tattered 1948 card of Jack Lohrke which is located in the center of the above photo.  Congrats to Rhubarb Runner who went back the furthest of any STS! players and correctly came up with 1948
Does anyone think this tidbit would show up on the back of a card today? 
According to the Jack Lohrke wiki page the other brush with death that he survived was while serving in the Army during World War II.  Lohrke was bumped from a ill-fated military transport plane that would later crash.

Lohrke (nicknamed 'Lucky') played in parts of 7 major league seasons including a handful of games with the Phillies.  He appeared in the 1951 World Series in which the New York Giants lost to the Yankees.  

STS! Standings Going after 6 innings.   

Plaschzke thy Sweater is Argyle - Brooklyn Dodgers: 4 Runs, bases empty 

Too Many Grandersons - Tigers: 1 Run in and Bases Loaded     
Night Owl Cards - Los Angeles Dodgers:  1 Run in Bases Loaded
The Daily Dimwit - Astros; 1 Run in Bases Loaded    
Rhubarb Runner - Twins: Bases Loaded   
Waxaholic - Braves: Men on First and Third.  
Card Buzz- California Angels: Man on Third 
Autograph Cards - Kansas City Royals:  Men on 1st and 2nd
DawgBones - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs: 1st and 2nd 
Phillies Room: 1st and 2nd
Nachos Grande - Reds: 1st  and 2nd
Steven:  1st and 2nd
CSD's Custom Cards - White Sox:  1st and 2nd

Orioles Magic: 1st    

The Angels ln Order - LA Angels:  On Deck 
UncleMoe of 2008 Topps Set : On Deck
Play At the Plate - Rangers : On Deck
Nathan - A's: On Deck
Thoughts n Sox - Bosox: On Deck
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I consider myself Lohrke to have gotten the year right!

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