Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A couple of Anthonys...

Within the last week or, I picked up this Tony Campana Black Printing Plate on ebay. It arrived on Saturday.

Tony Campana, 2012 Topps Black Printing Plate
It went for about $5-10 more than what I wanted to pay for it but I picked up a few other things from the same seller with combined shipping to make it a little more palatable. I also own the yellow printing plate from his 2011 Topps Update card. Yesterday I wrote about Jeff Baker's 2012 Topps Series 2 card after I tracked down the source photo through Getty Images. I decided to try to track down this photo too.

Source Photo courtesy of Getty Images
According to the Getty caption, this is an Andrew McCutchen fly ball in the 3rd inning of a 6-3 victory over the Pirates on September 4, 2011. I double checked the boxscore and Campana went 2-5 with a run scored, and not shockingly, a stolen base.

And in honor of Anthony Rizzo making his debut later today, this will be the last few hours as a Zero Year Card for his 2012 Topps Series 2 card.

Anthony Rizzo, 2012 Topps Series 2
And because he hasn't played a game with the Cubs yet, we know this is Photoshopped. Wrigley Wax has already found a few things wrong with the uniform here. I thought they did a decent job with the pinstripes considering his former team the Padres didn't utilize them as part of their uniform. At least I thought they didn't.

Source Photo courtesy of Getty Images

This appears to be some kind of throwback uniform but I don't remember them ever wearing these back in the day. The Getty caption says this is Rizzo watching his first Major League home run on June 11, 2011 in a 2-1 loss against the Nationals. The boxscore shows he went 2-4 with this home run and a double.


  1. I spent some time yesterday doing the same thing...tracking down other originals used on Cubs cards...I'll have them posted tomorrow.

  2. The Padres throwbacks are from when they were in the Pacific Coast League. Even though they've only been a major league team since 1969, the Hollywood Stars moved from LA to SD in 1936 and became the Padres, where they were a minor league affiliate for a few different major league teams. They won the bid to join the majors in '69, along w/the Expos. Most famous PCL Padres alumni: Ted Williams!

    It's going to hurt if Rizzo realizes the potential with the Cubbies that he wasn't able to realize with the Friars, even though Yonder Alonso was also a highly touted prospect. Still wish we would've gotten a little more for him, a reliever and a no-name OF seems a little on the cheap side.