Friday, August 23, 2019

Have you ever......

Have you ever wondered why it seems like some players get the same number over and over. N.O. touched on this a bit in a recent post. I've been working on this "thought" for about a month.

My system for updating my Player collections, throws literally hundreds of one player at a time at me to check my list to see if I need a particular card. It is a very time consuming process, and this is the easiest part. 

Anyhow, I run across what seems to be the same number over and over again with just about all of my PC guys. Like the #711 with Andruw. I actually set these aside last month when they came up as dupes. I said I'm going to scan these up and check Beckett to see just how many there are. I haven't done the check yet, probably won't.

Here's a couple of dupes from the other day.

Griffey has them too, they all do or at least it seems that way.

So I ask, have you ever wondered, or better yet checked to see what card number pops up the most for a particular player?  Especially one that has at least a decade (or two) under their belts.

Be safe this weekend.


  1. Carlos Delgado has at least 15 distinct cards which are number 7. Granted most are from sets with very small checklists (2002 Fleer Genuine Names of the Game, a 30 card insert set, or 2000 King B Discs, a Pacific oddball also comprising 30 cards), although not all (2002 SPx). Still...

    1. Yeah, I did a quick search on the 2 above plus a couple on Jr.

      Andruw has 13 cards #711 which does include parallels, and
      Ryne had 9 #398's. Jr, which I didn't scan had 14 #71's, but get this he had 787 different cards #1.

  2. Uhh... not sure if I've looked into this or not. But I do know that my two favorite players... Gwynn and Henderson have rookie cards that share the same number: 1983 Topps #482 and 1980 Topps #482.