Anyway, starting last Thursday, I've gotten the following player lists updated:
This collection, along with my other Braves guys, tends either to be a bit off the radar for traders or, alternatively, there's no way on God's Green Earth that anyone is going to send me a 1959 Topps Eddie Mathews in some PWE trade. In any event, I don't have any cards from his playing days yet, but I've collected 20 of his cards so far.
As with Mathews, my Spahn collection is bereft of cards from his playing days. I cheated a little here and counted the puzzle piece cards from 1989 Donruss as individual cards. Even cheating like that gives me only 48 Warren Spahn cards.
Sadly, I have so few Joe Adcock cards that I had to use a postcard I've put into my Mathews collection for him. The upside is that I have both his 1957 and his 1960 Topps cards. The downside is that I have only 1 other cards of his for a grand total of 3. Four, if you count this card.
And then, there are the Brewers...
With my autographs and police card variations, I have 33 Jim Slaton cards.
The genteel catcher from Birmingham, Alabama, appears on 50 different items in my binder, including all the autographs and team magazines.
"If Molitor was the dreamboat that every 17-year-old girl in greater Milwaukee pined for, then James Gorman Thomas was the hero that every 47-year-old brewery worker idolized."
I've got 31 cards from the blue-collar Milwaukee hero who himself is another Southerner -- from Charleston, South Carolina.
I have 26 of his cards.
You can tell from this card -- one of 20 in my collection of Augustines -- that he was just happy to be there.
Jim Gantner has appeared in the third-most games all-time in a Brewers uniform. The top three are Gantner, Molitor, and Yount from 3 to 1. His many years as a Brewer have helped me accumulate 87 of his cards, including this lovely Miller High Life stadium giveaway card from 1990.
Bob McClure is the first person I can consciously remember who wore a soul patch unironically. In fact, he may still be the only one to do that.
I think there is at least one or two more photos on the 27 total cards of McClure that I have that show the soul patch.
I've picked up 30 of Caldwell's cards.
I know pretty much everyone hates Ryan Braun. That works for me, because it's allowed me to grow my Braun collection to 170 cards and items so far.
Rickie never reached the high expectations that many had for him. He's still a long-time Brewer and all, so I'm happy for the 80 Rickie Weeks cards I have.
This organization is nearly complete in terms of the player collections. Then, it's on to the overall team collection for me.
Click the links and check out the lists of cards I have. If you see something you have that I don't and that you'd like to get rid of, let me know!
Thanks for reading.