Lots of milestones in the horizon and the time doesn't stop.
And we always have to try and be #1 or else somebody else is eager to take upon our job.
And since there is always a fight to be *the* #1 lets see how many #1 cards I have and who is featured in them.
It seems I have a few. Not bad.
|1991 Fleer Ultra|
And I start with Barry Bonds insert card in the '91 Fleer Ultra set.
In contrast with the other common card this have a lot of text to read!
Am I complaining!? No! I like reading and knowing trivia things.
And it's an extra that the front of the card have 3 Bonds photos! But that happens in all cards in this set and in the base set.
|1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier|
I only have Boggs cards for the Boston times. And around this days, Boston is #1 trend around the globe for the worst reasons. Keep it going Boston.
|2009 Topps Update and Highlights|
Next is Ivan Rodriguez helping someone (cannot get who is he nor even the team. Help!?) who is choking with some baseball.
That or he is breaking his knees in half.
Or even other possibility..he is helping closing the fly.
|2009 Topps Heritage|
This is a cute #1 card.
Not only the back shows a cartoon of 'father and son' but on the front they are also facing each other.
These combos sometimes look a bit off but in this I think they got it right.
Yep. Cuteness all over the card.
|2010 Upper Deck|
I like black and white photos. But that is only true because I always knew stickers and cards in full colours.
This insert set were dedicated to DiMaggio so I was happy with any of the cards. But I got #1.
|2010 Upper Deck|
And an other insert set #1 card.
And this #1 card is also a die cut. Probably from hell. But a die cut.
|2010 Topps Opening Day|
Nothing against Tigers but Fielder for me will always be remember as a Brewer.
In those old days they really looked like wearing pajamas for playing baseball.
Mathewson, I have a couple of cards of him. All commemorative or reprints. But I like it none the same.
It's good that we never forget.
|2010 Topps Update Series|
Maybe it's easier to get card #1 in Update sets because it's smaller.
Vladimir is always smiling. Join him with Torii Hunter and Brandon Phillips and the stadium would not be big enough to handle the 3 smiles.
And they play/played always well.
|2010 Topps 206|
I think T206 were the first set that I completely fall in love with no restrictions.
And the HE minis are simply gorgeous!
And I have this infatuation for History. So its a bonus everytime a cards company decide to throw some historical cards in the middle of a sports card set.
|2011 Topps Opening Day|
I like D-Backs. But I must thank the baseball gods that they have a cat as mascot during the games instead of a snake.
Even if the cat need to cut the nails. Is it legal to play baseball with that long nails? He sure doesn't need a glove...
|2011 Topps Opening Day|
I first noticed Gonzalez because I got a relic card of him in Archives last year. And then even more after getting this OD #1 card. And even more when I noticed he tends to show up in the League Leaders cards too.
I really need to rec more Colorado games.
By the way...he seems to have just scored an home run.
I say this because some of the set cards show players who rank second or third.
And to complement the Fielder card I already shown here is his partner for the kung-fu-dance after home runs.
I think that Braun only tried steroids because he misses Fielder that much.
The vintage uniform is a plus. Even more because Braun wearing this uniform reminds me of Paul Molitor.
|2011 Bowman Platinum|
Of course they only bring 3 or 4 cards which reduced the possibilities but here I got card #1. And it's Ryan Howard again. The first player here to duplicate his #1 cards.
And really, this was a huge moment in history. Somehow I'm glad it was the Yankees out there to be bitten by this great Pirates team.
How sweet is that!
|2012 Topps Update Series|
It always fascinated me how can pitchers do those things to the arm. But perhaps that's why they have a lot of elbow injuries and so.
It's a bit of a gray #1 card. Would have been better if it was one of those photos with a throwback red and white White Sox uniform!
I might have a few more #1 cards but these are the ones I already have listed.
Now I'm interested in the 'Card not Found' cards. Also known as the #404 cards.