Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Five New Barneys

Five new Darwin Barney cards have come my way.  All are from before he made it to the big leagues.

This is the Red autograph version of his USA Baseball card from 2007.  I got it for five bucks from COMC when I was shopping for a few other cards.  Five bucks for an autographed /100 card seemed like a good deal to me.

This makes #5 for me with the USA Baseball.  I've also got the base card, foil, black autograph, and relic/autograph.

Here's another parallel, this one from 2007 Just Rookies.  This is the black version, /50  It took me a little while to figure out what made this card "black."  It wasn't the border.  It was the the background of the picture within the white border.  See how it's got a black tint to it.

I also grabbed the gold (/100) version.  Its a bit easier to see the gold background on this card than it is to see the black on the other.

There is also a silver (/25)  version of the card along with 1/1 glossy versions of the base and each parallel.

The fourth addition is from 2009.  Barney was in AA with the Tennessee Smokies and the team issued their own set.  This card is from that set.  This is only one of two cards I've found from 2009 for Barney.

My final new addition is from 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects set.  I already had the base card; my new one is the refractor.  It's a /250 and I had to pay all of 45 cents for it.

Including cards in the team sets, my Barney total is now up to 187.


  1. I think I like the refractor the best, because I'm a sucker for shiny. Although, the Smokies card is probably the best card done overall.

  2. That USA baseball set is one of the few places to find a Pedro Alvarez auto too. Congrats on the new cards.