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Monday, November 13, 2017

Oddballs From Mars

Mars National Bank that is.....

Thanks to Brian from Collecting Cutch I'm now the proud owner of a very unique Neil Walker set. It seems that Mars National Bank teamed up with the Pittsburgh native and former Bucco to promote the local bank with a set of 4 cards. Always super pumped to add some unique local oddballs. 

While maybe not as prevalent, you can still find some hidden gems. 

Looks to be a shot from Neil's high school days. 




Some Spring Training goodness. 



 Interesting way to get around the licensing.....
 Here Walker is showing off the classic Little League pose.

How about the backs.....

Each have a fact about Neil and then some not so subtle reasons on why you should bank at Mars.




Seriously, how great are these? Thanks so much Brian for sending them my way. More banks need to do this. 

Thanks for reading.

20 comments:

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    1. I don't always show the card backs, but these were so unique and awesome that I had to with these.

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  2. The world needs more oddball sets like this!

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    1. Thanks to Brian I'm discovering that their were a few more than I realized in the Pittsburgh area.

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  3. Cartoon card backs on an oddball issue. Does it get any better than that?

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    1. Figured everyone would like these. So unique!

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  4. Sweet, Sweet oddness-they really don't make enough odd ball sets like these-well done Mars, well done.

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    1. I would have switched my accounts had I lived in the Pittsburgh area.

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  5. Those are very cool, local oddballs are the best. The design looks familiar, similar to the 2013 Topps base set.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed the cards. There is an oddball I have been on the lookout for 7 years, but have only seen one set sell during that time. It's a 2010 Pepsi Refresh 5x7 card of Cutch. If you ever see one please let me know.

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    1. Oh man, I'll keep my eyes out. Didn't know about that one either.

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  7. so odd! i like 'em! local cards like these are hard to come by!

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    1. Yeah, I've been able to find a few here and there. I think my problem is that I really don't player collect so issues like these slip through the cracks. Very thankful for blogging friends that assist!

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