Monday, January 7, 2013

December 2012 Raleigh Card Show Part 2: Ryne Sandberg RC

My son Chris and I went to the Raleigh card show just before Christmas to pick up a case of ball cubes.  Chris won a chance to pick a gift off of the Christmas tree and this is what he drew!  A 1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg RC.  This is Chris' first RC of a Hall of Famer.

Ryne Sanberg (b. 1959) played in the majors from 1981 to 1994 and 1996 to 1997 for the Phillies and Cubs.  He had 2,386 hits, 282 home runs and a .285 batting average.  Sandberg led the NL in home runs in 1990 with 40 (wow!).  He was the 1984 NL MVP and a 10-time All Star.

He appeared in the NLCS with the Cubs in 1984 and 1989/

I remember when I put the 1983 Topps set together and found that for some reason, 1983 Topps cards were pretty tough to find in bulk.  I don't know what the issue was; I had tons of 1982 and 1984, but had the toughest time finding 1983s.  Just a weird experience, I guess.  Anyway, Chris will be adding this to his collection.  I guess I'll have to help him find some more HOF rookie cards in the future.
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