I could have titled this Monday Mini Madness, but I didn't. Duh. One of my handful of mini collections that has just been sitting around in a very very small box is my run of MLB Jersey Numbers. About a year or so ago, I posted them and we made it to # 73 before I hit a number without a card. Well, I haven't really updated that "set", and now I plan on using it for next years Franken-Set. I did the research, and found that I can grab a few that I was missing (sitting in my cart at Just Commons, he owes me a refund of $8.05, and I am waiting until I get it before closing another order). And of course there are a few without any cards at all, but hey 2015 added a few. Just need to be a little patient and those 5 Jerseys will eventually show up. Meanwhile, I plan on building a page for each # (00-0, 1-99) with as many different players showing the number preferably on the card front, and for those that lack sufficient player count like 1, or worse 1 from the 1923, well maybe I can get one of you creative artsy bloggers to fill the page. Anyways, I am giving myself the remainder of the year to get it well started. shouldn't be much of a problem as the first 68 jersey #s have from 49-860 different players excluding 0 which is 16, and 00 which has 20). After that it gets a bit tricky.
Here are the starters.
Shouldn't be much of a problem to get the 9 different front sided cards for 1-8.
Here is that breakdown: 1 (440), 2 (579), 3 (584), 4 (493), 5 (538), 6 (605), 7 (666), and 8 (593).
1923 Cardinals sport the first Jersey numbers on MLB uniforms, at least as far as I can tell. Nice mix of cards above too.
When I begin showcasing this new Franken-Set in January, Each number will also have the data with it, like above plus who wore it first. I have that info now, but that will take away from the theme.
Hey that is the second appearance for Bo already. I knew that. another good mix of product.
By doing a full page of each number, I will get the chance to highlight some of the more well known guys too. Okay Marky Mark funked up the run of pages without duplicate sets on A page.
What, you hadn't noticed there weren't any Braves yet. did you see Mr. carter has 2 of this page.
It's very apparent what set I had the most dupes of when putting these together.
Another good mix.
Still no Braves.
Had plenty of the 1998 Fleer back then.
Wow, no Braves in the starting line-up. We'll have to fix that along the way.