Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pennant Aggression: Let the Games Begin!

We made it!  The long winter is over!  There may be snow on the ground somewhere in this country but I refuse to see it!   Yes, the pennant chase begins today.  I long to be a faithful fan but there is a fickleness within which could have me rooting for another team.  NO, I MUST FIGHT THE URGE.

I came across these fantastic cards  a couple of weeks ago.  They've been buried in boxes, waiting rediscovery.  From 2003 Fleer Fall Classics, Pennant Aggression is  a twenty card set.  I scanned a few to share:


These cards are each serial numbered specific to a pennant winning year.  For example, Ty Cobb is numbered /1908;  Bench /1972;  Berra /1951; Munson /1976 and Foxx /1930.  I need five to complete my set.

I picked up these non-sports cards at a show a couple of years ago because they were $3 for the lot of 12 cards!  Here are six which represent their overall condition.  Easy to see why I scooped them up!

1956 Topps Davy Crockett:



A couple of nice relics from 2004 SP Legendary Cuts:



I also came across another forgotten but fun card which likely needs no intro:


I recently saw Reed on the new Cubbie blog, Zen and Now and knew it was a must have.  I found it just a few days later, buried in a box. Happy I didn't purchase a second copy!  By the way, this blog brings another female fan to our community!

It's Opening Week in Baseball!  Here's to you my fellow bloggers and readers, it's a brand new year!

photo courtesy of Powers Distributing



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    1. I knew some of my friends here would enjoy something more than Miller Lite. ;)

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  2. Those pennants are cool, and the Ernie Banks Relic is AWESOME!

    Thank you for the nod to my blog, and I am glad you found your copy of that RJ card.
    Top of the 6th, time to make a veggie-dog. :)

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    1. Mr Cub! It was a bittersweet victory for the Cubs, winning it all after so soon after Ernie's passing. And YW, it's great to have another gal around the blogs!

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  3. I've never seen those pennant inserts before. Very cool. Best of luck with your set.

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    1. love these cards! makes me want to pursue the Pennant Relics!

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  4. Love the Reed Johnson. I enjoyed watching him play and every time I see a Cubs game there's always those seagulls in centerfield.

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    1. Don't look up and watch your step - two luxuries unafforded to the outfielders!

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  5. Man, it has been a long time since I've seen those pennant cards. Good luck to the Tigers this year.

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    1. Tigers and Pirates WS? Hope your Blackbeards make the playoffs! I'm rooting for my team but have early season apprehensions.

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  6. Some great cards here, I have the Reggie Jackson Pennant card and it is one of my favorites. I have contemplated going for the set one of these days. That Banks relic is a beauty as well.

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    1. I love those old fellas and appreciate the coloring of the swatches too as they are definitely from an older uniform.

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    1. It's been an odd start to the year with so may teams neck and neck!

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  8. Can't believe I missed 2003 Fleer Fall Classics Pennant Aggression. Looks like a fun subset to have. Might have to look into picking them up.

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    1. I stumbled across them completely unaware of their existence!

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