Tuesday, August 20, 2013


So the post office came through...yea!

The package that went from Pennsylvania to California made it to Michigan yesterday....just needed a little CA vacation.

Inside the package was the Ginter insert set Across the Years.  The 100 card set is based on the birthday of the player and some other historically significant event that happened on the same date.  

There are four Cubs in the set, so lets see what important world event happened on the day each was  born.

Ernie Banks--January 31, 1931...On Banks' birthday, Science News Magazine reported that a lack of iron, which results in an oxygen deficit, might be the cause of "common" dementia.

Starlin Castro--March 24, 1990...The first California Condor chick (recently extinct in the wild) to be hatched at the L.A. Zoo emerged from its shell

Anthony Rizzo--August 8. 1989...On Rizzo's birthday, the US Space Shuttle STS-28 took off on a secret, 2.1 million-mile mission whose nature remains classified to this day

Ryne Sandberg--September 18, 1959...On Sandberg's birthday, the Memphis State 8 integrated the university for the first time, but were prohibited from "white" areas of campus.

OK---so calling these "historically significant" was a stretch.  I should have just referred to the events as "things that happened on the date."

Back to cards...Topps did something odd with the set...the cards don't have numbers.  Instead they have the players initials as their identifier.  A set like this I'd usually put into the binder in numerical order. This set will be going in alphabetically by last name.

This really had to be a pain for the case breakers that put these into sets.  Making sure you have all 100 cards in a set numbered from 1 to 100 is pretty easy.  Getting all 100 cards in the set when its got initials can't be easy at all.  The first thing i did when I got the set was count the card to make sure there were 100.

There were...none stayed in California!

1 comment:

  1. I sort the few I have so far by calendar date. To each their own, right?