This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Happy Birthday - Gary Carter

The Kid was born in 1954. He passed on Feb 16, 2012.

MLB Debut - September 16th, 1974 (Expos).

Years Active - 

  • Montreal Expos (1974-1984)
  • New York Mets (1984-1989)
  • San Francisco Giants (1990)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (1991)
  • Montreal Expos (1992)
1976 Expos card

1986 Mets card

1990 Giants card

1992 Dodgers card

1993 Expos card

Cards listed on TCDB - 4,511

Cards I have - 141

All the above cards are post career. I have 106 playing days cards and 35 post career.

Where they came from - 

  • Ebay (84 cards)
  • Just Commons/Card Barrel (12 cards)
  • Unknown (12 cards)
  • Sluggo (10 cards)
  • Too Many Verlanders (7 cards)
  • 2x3 Heroes (6 cards)
  • Sportlots (5 cards)
  • Card Show (3 cards)
  • Fred (1 card)
  • North Carolina (1 card)
  • Pack (1 card)

Over half came from Ebay but I'm betting Sportlots will be up there by this time next year as I continue through my player collections.

I only have 1 relic card which isn't surprising when it comes to the older guys since I tend to buy cheapies.

I collect Gary Carter because I was a Mets fan growing up. I watched those World Series games in 1986 as a Mets fan. 

RIP Gary Carter!

*All cards shown are in my collection but the photos are from TCDB.


  1. My all-time baseball hero.

    Thanks for making this post.

  2. Hard to believe it's been 9 years since he passed away. Seems like only a few years ago. As for his cards, I normally prefer seeing Carter representing the Expos... but that Stadium Club card of him putting on his gear in the dugout is fantastic.

  3. Another Mets fan and Carter collector here. I do have a couple of autos of him...need to get a rookie card to complete my trifecta. Been bidding on eBay, but I'm trying to cheap out, too!


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