Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Rare Card of Darwin Barney from 2010

The main checklist source for my Darwin Barney collection is Beckett.  They've got a fairly comprehensive list of almost all of his cards.

If you do a search for "Darwin Barney 2010" only two cards are listed.  I've had one of the two for a couple years...

...this PCL All Star card put out by MultiAd Sports

It's taken a while, but I finally got my hands on the second one.

It too was put out by MultiAd Sports and is part of an Iowa Cubs team set.  It's a good thing the company is called MultiAd and not MultiPictures because they used the same picture on both cards.  They're a minor league company but they pulled the same lame stunt as the big league Topps.

Barney's All Star performance at Iowa in 2010 led to a mid-August callup to the Cubs. And from there his career took off....and more recently tanked.


  1. Some of that blame has to go to the I-Cubs though. I don't think MultiAd (now Brandt Sports Marketing) has their own photographers or buy the photos like Topps does. I'm pretty sure they just plug whatever photos the team submits into their templates and then the teams buy from them to sell to us.

    I'd be surprised if any of the players from the All-Star set have different photos from the team set.

  2. I like the regular card more. The All-Star card is cropped to closely for my liking. Nice job on tracking down on the second Multi-Ad card!