Recently I sent some Topps Archive, Gypsy Queen and Stadium Clubs cards to Greg of Night Owl Cards.
Earlier this month, he wrote about those cards on his blog.
Night Owl blog is always an amusing read and I like to try to find time to read it and really enjoy it. So I was happy to help him out with these cards.
This week, I received a package of cards from Night Owl. I remember that last year, Greg and I completed a trade when I sent him a Topps 1972 Maury Wills In Action card that was on his Nebulous 9 list. He wrote a great blog about his dealings in acquiring this card.
night owl cards blog for Maury Wills In Action card
With this current package received from Greg, he had remembered that I collected A's cards and sent many different cards that are additions to my collection.
Some of the cards he sent included:
A's Hall of Fame Pitchers
Night Owl sent a couple of Hall of Famers from the Upper Deck That's 70's set.
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's Catfish Hunter Card #5 and Rollie Fingers Card #7
A Topps error card
Night Owl included a 2007 Topps Update card of Chris Denorfia. Greg pointed out that this was an uncorrected error card as the name on the front of the card is Carlos Carrasco.
Front of 2007 Topps Update Chris Denorfia Card #40 (note listed as Carlos Carrasco)
Back of 2007 Topps Update Chris Denorfia
Topps Heritage cards
Night Owl also sent a couple 2008 Topps Heritage cards. Ryan Sweeney and Sean Gallagher were new to the A's in the 2008 season as they both came from Chicago. Sweeney was traded by the White Sox in a winter deal that sent outfielder Nick Swisher to Chicago and Gallagher was acquired in a July trade with the Cubs in a deal that the A's also received minor league catcher Josh Donaldson.
2008 Topps Heritage Ryan Sweeney Card #512 and Sean Gallagher Card #544
Hall of Famer, Dennis Eckersley
Night Owl sent a couple cards of A's relief ace, Dennis Eckersley.
1995 Bazooka Dennis Eckersley Card #21 and 2016 Stadium Club Card #70
Scratch Off Game card of Mark McGwire
A 1993 Triple Play Action Mark McGwire card was included in the package. This card is an unused scratch off three inning game with Mark McGwire's pictured on the front of the card.
1993 Triple Play Action Mark McGwire Card #23
Inside the 1993 Triple Play Action Mark McGwire
First baseman, Dave Revering
The pack also had a 1981 Donruss Dave Revering Card #117.
Dave Revering was a top prospect for the Reds, when in 1977, he hit 29 home runs with 110 RBI for the Reds' Triple A affiliate Indianapolis Indians. In December 1977, the Reds announced a deal in which they would acquire pitcher Vida Blue from the A's for Revering and $1.75 million. However, commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided the deal as he felt that the trade wasn’t in the best, competitive interest of baseball. The A's and Reds later work out a deal for Revering when in February 1978 he and cash was sent to Oakland for reliever Doug Bair. The original trade was mentioned on the back of this card but says that only one million dollars was to be exchanged.
1981 Donruss Dave Revering Card #117
Back of 1981 Donruss Dave Revering Card
1st Draft Pick, Rick Monday
I was happy to get the 2016 Topps Archives Rick Monday #1 Draft Pick card. I have some of the Archive cards from this year but was bummed that I didn't have this Monday card. Monday was the starting centerfielder for the A's during their first three seasons in Oakland (1968-70). I liked this card as it pictured him in a Kansas City A's uniform, as he played parts of the 1966 and 1967 there.
Monday was the 1st player ever selected in the baseball amateur draft. In 1965, Major League Baseball initiated an amateur player draft. The Kansas City A's had the first pick of the draft and selected Monday, who was an Arizona State Sun Devil outfielder.
It looks like the picture used on the Archive card was taken at the same time as the photo that was used on Monday's Topps 1968 card.
2016 Topps Archives #1 Draft Pick Rick Monday Card #85DP-RM
1968 Topps Rick Monday Card #282