16 April 2011

2005 Liga Mexicana de Beisbol Cards


      In 2005, La Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, known to most gringos as the "Mexican League", began a big marketing push, thanks to a new league president, and part of that effort included a set of league-produced baseball cards (tarjetas de beisbol). I managed to pick up 55 cards from the set on Mercado Libre, and after three weeks of shipping, they have finally arrived. Until I can get them all scanned and documented, here is a sample:



       Oddly, the packs don't mention how many cards were originally contained, but they came to me 8-9 cards to a pack (already opened, it was a lot I bought, the wrappers were just a bonus). Also, the cards don't seem to be numbered. The card backs do show uniform numbers. However, I have no idea how many cards are in the set.

------18 December 2011 UPDATE ------

     Between the cards I have in-hand and those owned by my new Mexican Super Collector friend, Arturo, we can account for 87 cards in the set.  Neither of us knows how many cards the set holds, but I would say it is probably at least 154 (that would be 11 cards for each of the 14 teams covered in the set, based on our knowing of 11 cards for the Potros de Tijuana).  But that is an educated guess based on most sets usually having the same number of cards per team. The teams from Saltillo and Tabasco were not included in the set.  As the cards don't have individual card numbers, I listed them using the first two letters of the team name and the uniform numbers listed on the reverse of the cards.

------ 08 April 2013 UPDATE ------

    Last July, Arturo had provided me with a complete checklist for the set, and while I updated the listings at SCF, I forgot to update the blog.  Here is the complete checklist, courtesy of Benjamin Sandoval (the rare combination of Mexican pro baseball player AND baseball card collector).  The numbers are arbitrary, they're just sorted by team.  While this fills out a lot of teams, the representation is still surprisingly uneven, and the set total particularly odd at 207 cards.


Piratas de Campeche

1    Francisco Campos
2    Ruben Rivera
3    Juan Jesus Alvarez
4    Isidro Marquez
5    Efrain Sanchez
6    Francisco Estrada
7    Hector Paez
8    Oscar Ramirez
9    Flavio Romero
10    Roque Sanchez
11    Danny Magge
12    Willis Roberts
13    Vicente Verdugo
14    Bill Selvy
15    Ramon Valdez
16    Roberto Viscarra


Leones de Yucatan

17    David Manning
18    Hector Castañeda
19    Carlos Gastelum
20    Said Gutierrez
21    Juan Carlos Canizales
22    Willie Romero
23    Luis Arredondo
24    Pedro Castellano
25    Luis Navarro
26    Juan Manuel Palafox
27    Oswaldo Morejon
28    Eddy Diaz
29    Luis Borgues
30    Pedro Camara
31    Salvador Arellano

Sultanes de Monterrey

32    Hector Alvarez
33    Demond Smith
34    Mario Valdez
35    Ramon Orantes
36    Gaudencio Aguirre
37    Sergio Mora
38    Juan Acevedo
39    Isauro Pineda
40    Maximo Dela Rosa
41    Pablo Joel Ochoa
42    Rigoberto Loya
43    Heber Gomez
44    Adan Amezcua
45    Edgar Quintero
46    Miguel Flores
47    Charles Smith
48    Daniel Fornes
49    Dionyis Cesar

Potros de Tijuana

50    Wilfrido Arano
51    Hugo Castellanos
52    Leonardo Gonzales
53    Salvador Garibay
54    Emanuel Valdez
55    Luis Daniel Figueroa
56    Jose Manuel Espinoza
57    Derrick White
58    Alonso Beltran
59    Joel Navarro
60    Julio Cesar Parra
61    Julio Cesar Hernandez
62    Randall Simon
63    George Arias
64    Enrique Lujan
65    Cesar Peña
66    Carlos Valencia

Tuneros de San Luis

67    Carlos Rodriguez
68    Omar Mendoza
69    Luis Bustillos
70    Ramon Garcia
71    Edgar Leyva
72    Miguel Angel Lopez
73    Nestor Renovato
74    Darryl Brinkley
75    Enrique Quiñones
76    Gabe Molina
77    Sharnol Adriana
78    Pat Sullivan
79    Dave Doster
80    Enrique Martinez
81    Alfredo Meza
82    Mercedes Esquer

Pericos de Puebla

83    Mako Oliveras
84    Jose Juan Nuñez
85    Noe Romo
86    Eric Knott
87    Armando Valdez
88    Hector Hurtado
89    Luis Carlos Martinez
90    Darrell Sherman
91    Albino Contreras
92    Pedro Iturbe
93    Lorenzo Buelna
94    Julio Miguel Trapaga
95    Joseias Manzanillo
96    Jesus Arredondo
97    Manny Martinez
98    Omar Espinoza

Aguila de Veracruz

99    Fernando Elizondo
100    Rafael Piña
101    Sixto Baez
102    Amauri Garcia
103    Santiago Gonzalez
104    Eloy Arano
105    Emigdio Lopez
106    Willie Otañez
107    Angel Moreno
108    Hugo Aguilar
109    Manuel Cazarin
110    Francisco Javier Valdez
111    Luis Carlos Garcia
112    Ricardo Soriano

Rieleros de Aguascalientes

113    Alex Taveras
114    Francisco Rivera
115    Lino Urdaneta
116    Eduardo Rios
117    Grimaldo Martinez
118    Roman Gonzales
119    Rontrez Jhonson
120    Idelfonso Lara
121    Alexander Delgado
122    Jesus Gavia

Vaquero Laguna

123    Ramon Espinoza
124    Cornelio Garcia
125    Julio Reyes

Acereros de Monclova

126    Jasiel Acosta
127    Bryan Ward
128    Adrian Ramirez
129    Edgar Vega
130    Domingo Castro
131    Hector Garanzuay
132    Ruben Aganza
133    Guillermo Garcia
134    Carlos Resendez
135    Leobardo Arauz
136    Pedro Diaz
137    Lino Rivera
138    Renato Flores
139    Ricardo Saenz

Langosteros de Cancun

140    Arnoldo Castro
141    Hector Chavarria
142    Juan Jose Pacho
143    Edgar Perez
144    Ignacio Montaño
145    Geraldo Bueno
146    Eduardo Salgado
147    Daniel Espino
148    Rudy Pembertom
149    Jose Luis Acuña
150    Ruben Quiñones
151    Jose Amado
152    Lou Lucca
153    Lu Rodriguez
154    Oscar Salazar

Diablos Rojos del Mexico

155    Roberto Mendez
156    Francisco Cordova
157    Roberto Saucedo
158    Oscar Robles
159    Saul Soto
160    Jose Luis Sandoval
161    Daniel Fernandez
162    Manuel Velez
163    Ray Martinez
164    Victor Bojorquez
165    Claudio Moreno
166    Roberto Ramirez
167    Rodolfo Gonzales

Tigres del Angelopolis

168    Adan Muñoz
169    Guillermo Velazquez
170    Luis Mauricio Suarez
171    Cecilio Garibaldi
172    Pablo Ortega
173    Jorge Vezquez
174    Carlos Gastelum
175    Javier Robles
176    Matias Carrillo
177    Luis Carlos Rivera
178    Sergio Gastelum
179    Jesus Guzman
180    Enrique Reyes
181    Alex Armenta
182    Adrian Manzano
183    Edgar Huerta
184    Jose Ibarra

Guerreros de Oaxaca

185    Chad Meyers
186    Felix Jose
187    Angel Peña
188    Elizeo Garzon
189    Jose Jimenez
190    Juan Carlos Pulido
191    Eleazar Mora
192    Francisco Madero
193    Josmir Romero
194    Christian Quintero
195    Erick Rodriguez
196    Jaime Brena
197    Homar Rojas
198    Isaias Avalos
199    Christian Herrera
200    Jose Montenegro
201    Ivan Cervantes
202    Abraham Valencia

Macotas de La Liga Mexicana 2005

203    Bobby Coyote (mascot)
204    Leoncio (mascot)
205    Lorencillo (mascot)
206    Langostino Y Chirchie (mascots)
207    Perico (mascot)

 This list has been added to the Inventory Manager at SportsCardForum.com.

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