Monday, May 9, 2011
Gaylord Was a Mariner? Huh.
Maybe it's the whole 'pitchers aren't as collectible as hitters' thing. Maybe it's that Gaylord was not a Nolan Ryan type of dominator. Perry cards are relatively cheap. The guy is a hall-of-famer.
When I bid $11 bucks on this card, I really didn't think I would end up owning it. It's numbered 05/30. I got it for just over $10 bucks shipped.
I didn't really take a good hard look at it when I bid. I saw a hall-of-fame pitcher, a low serial number, an auto, a patch, and it is from a set that I am tinkering with.
Today, I took a close look at it. It features Perry in a Mariners uni. I have no recollection of Perry as an M. Wanna know why? HE PITCHED ONE SEASON FOR THEM! 1982. Odd that UD would select a Mariners jersey and image for him. He did pitch 10 season for the Giants. You know what would be cool? A card of Gaylord with swatches from the seven teams he pitched for.