Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Joe played for Charleston in 1982 but had no card that I know of.He liked to clown around a lot such as posing as a left handed hitter , or as in these two minor league cards , a right handed stance with a left handed grip !
After being released by the Indians before the start of the 1984 season , Joe signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent .
MCI and The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association , together , produced and sponsored the MCI Ambassadors of Baseball World Tour from 1992 thru 1996. Many ex baseball stars went on tour of overseas military bases and played softball games against base teams.They also made appearances at the base exchanges ( general stores ) and put on clinics for children. Military personnel who filled out an MCI application got a free set of cards.
This set was designed after the T202 Hassan Triple Folder set from 1912. Upper Deck also used this set to help promote B.A.T. ( Baseball Assistance Team ) which helped families , of any baseball related areas , who were in need.
Once again Upper Deck had the B.A.T. logo on the back of this set along with a parallel set with " MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 125th ANNIVERSARY " stamped in bronze.
2004 FLEER GREATS of the GAME
Joe had 3 cards in this set. The base card , basecard auto and the blue bordered basecard, this one #'d 14 of 80
2005 TOPPS ROOKIE CUP ORIGINAL RELIC
When I first found out this card existed , my first thought was I have to have one ! Then I realized there was only 2 of them produced..... so much for that thought. Then one day the baseball card gods were thinking of ME for some reason. The #1/2 card showed up on ebay !!! Even then it took some help from the ebay gods to make my bid hold up. This was , no doubt , my most exciting acquisition !
" Super Joe " had to be included in this set even though he didn't have a long career.
2008 TRISTAR SIGNA CUT
Once again , not exactly an official card , but a nice addition # 72/75.
Well , there you have it. My " SUPER JOE " Charboneau collection. Also of note are a few more items I have , including a 1991 Cleveland Indians Yearbook with Joe on the cover , a 1981 All-Star Program with all the pages of tiny cards still intact , an All-Star game patch and a copy of the 45 rpm record entitled " Go Joe Charboneau ". I hope all who have followed this enjoyed it!
There are 4 items that I know of missing from my collection :
1982 Indians Team photo card ( the '82 has the position at the bottom center )
1982 Topps Blackless , rare version with black ink missing
1988 TCMA ? Chattanooga Lookouts Legends Team Issue
2006 Fleer Greats of the Game basecard
If anyone can help with these items , let me know . I have tons of cards and collectibles to trade !!
Topps and Squirt soft drinks got together and produced this set of two-card panels as a promotional give-a-way. Joe was paired up with Dave Parker in the uncut panel.
This issue was designed as a tabletop game that was played by scratching off dots which revealed either a single , double , triple , HR , ground out , strike out or flyout. Each card could be used for 24 at bats so hey could last for several games.
Produced by the Italian manufacturer , Pannini , these stickers were sold under the Topps name.Sold in a wax pack of 5 for $ .40 !
These two cards were produced as advertising souvenirs and were given out at a bar in North Royalton , Ohio that Joe owned with a friend.The top one is standard size at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is modeled after the the 1959 Topps series. Joe supposedly liked that design. The other is a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" glossy ,black and white photo card.
By now the injuries were keeping Joe down , limiting him to 48 games in 1981 and only 22 in 1982.
These were sold in strips of 10 and an album was available to place them in.
These cards were produced as a stadium give-a-way . There are 30 cards in the set and were given out in packs of 10 at three different games so you had to attend all three games to get the entire set. However , later , they were available as a complete set at the Indian gift shops .
As usual , the Topps were prett much duplicated and sold under the Candian company O-Pee-Chee .
I happened to find these one day being sold on ebay through the Topps Vault. I don't know if there are any more of them anywhere but either way they are a nice compliment to my collection !
Stay tuned for the third and final chapter of my Super Joe collection. There is one card coming up that is in my top 10 favorite cards that I own !!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Joe was drafted on 01/07/1976 by the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the free-agent draft but for some reason , did not sign . 5 months later he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the secondary phase of the free-agent draft . This time he signed but then he was traded to Cleveland for Cardell Camper ( whom , I don't think , ever play in the Show ) .
He is also known and remembered for many of his zany antics such as dying his hair different colors , opening beer bottles with his eye sockets and shaving off a tattoo with a razor blade.
Version "A" . The sentence after 116 runs begins " For some reason..." .
Version "B" leaves out " For some reason " for some reason !!
1981 Kellogg's This year the 3-D set was increased to 66 cards and produced in the standard 2 1/2" x 3 1/2 " size.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The set from 2000 consisted of 20 cards with various die-cut Christmas designs and a holographic background.They came with an elastic string for hanging and were seeded 2:25 packs.
Manny is the only Indian ornament but he is in both sets. This is the 2000 version #8. Also from 2000 ....
From 20001 : Nomar Garciapara #5 .......
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Below left and right would be the left side of my desk , with the Dodge Ram delivering my tree. Santa and his helpers are in the Viper and Prowler. Above right: some of the boxes of decorations for the rest of our house.
Above left, that would be me and my wife ,about 100 years ago ! ( actually, only about 25 ,we've benn happily married for 28 1/2 ) I now have less hair and mustache is all white. Left and above right : This tree sets above my monitor ,all baseball related ornament including some Pacific cards from the late 1990's. Manny being Manny is near the top of tree.
Above : even our cat has her own tree,nutcracker and stocking !! She lays there with her head hanging down out of her bed thinking , " What are these people doing !"