Thursday, July 30, 2009

196(9) At A Time - 1/3 of the Way Home

I started this series on May 5, doing two pages a week. With this post, I've hit the 1/3 mark of the set. 25 of the 75 pages have been shown for your perusal.

So far, the set has broken down like this:

12 League Leader cards
3 checklists
8 World Series cards

12 team rookie cards
183 player cards

183 players + 24 rookies (two per card) = 207 players total so far.

Overall Set Totals (player cards only)

Hall of Famers - 14 out of 207 players - 7%
Hatless - 47 out of 207 players - 23%
Airbrush - 43
out of 207 players - 21%
Cubs (includes past, present, or future) - 36 out of 207 players - 17%

Here's how lousy the photographs are in this set: If you add the hatless and airbrushed players together, you get 90 out of 207 players, a whopping 43% of the cards!

As the set progresses, these numbers will improve, as cards of the expansion team players start to show up in their new team's uniform. Also, the Houston problem gets worked out and we will see Astro hats, though the cards still say "Houston" instead of "Astros."

I also wonder how the past, present, and future Cubs percentage of 17% would compare with other teams? Anybody want to go back through the pages and come up with your team's count?

1 comment:

  1. So far, the Dodgers hatless/airbrushed count is 33 percent (3 of 9). I didn't do the past/present thing.

    I checked my team set and 6 of the 22 Dodgers are hatless/airbrushed (27 percent). That includes Tom Haller, who is neither hatless nor airbrushed, but is obviously wearing a Giants uniform!