Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In the box of cards I recently received from Eric (thanks again!) were 88 late 1980s and early 1990s Phillies cards. 18 of the cards were ones I needed. 88 cards is way too many to list so I'm just going to show some of the more interesting ones. The cards in bold are cards I didn't already have.

1992 Leaf #313 John KrukKruk played first base so I'm not really sure what's going on in the picture. The other player appears to be K1rt Gibson. Gibson only played 16 games for the Pirates before being released in May of 1992. With a little digging around in the box scores I could probably figure out exactly which game this is. Several of the Leaf Phillies cards of this year were taken at the Pirates.

1994 Topps Gold #635 Lenny Dykstra
Topps expiremented with gold foil on their base set from 1992-1994 with a parallel set each year before putting gold foil on the regular release in 1995 (and pretty much every year since then).

1994 Donruss #333 Darren Daulton
Darren looks like he really got a hold of this one. Note the hair flying from under his helmut. Donruss beat Topps by one year in putting gold foil on its regular release.

1995 Score #22 Lenny Dykstra
Lenny having a nice chat with an umpire.

1994 Leaf #170 Darren Daulton
Is Tony Tarrasco safe or out? You make the call.

1994 Score #60 Lenny Dykstra
One of the reasons that Dykstra's nickname was "Nails".

1994 Upper Deck Minors #111 Jason Moler
Moler never made it to the majors but here he is making a throw as if his very life depended on it.

1993 Leaf #366 John Kruk
Leaf went full bleed with gold foil in 1993, two years after Stadium Club invented the concept. I always liked this year of Leaf. The back featured a photo of the player superimposed over some landmark from the team's city. Here's John Kruk fielding a grounder on South Broad Street in Philladelphia. That's Philadelphia's City Hall behind him.

1992 Leaf Black Gold #335 Darren Daulton
Eric sent me two cards from this set. I didn't have any Phillies from it. These were a parallel to the Leaf base set which weren't hard to get as one was in every pack. The regular cards were gray with no gold foil.

1 comment:

Andy said...

The game featured on the Kruk card appears to be this one:


where Kruk had an E1 on a sac bunt attempt by Gibson, and also Gibson grounded out TWICE to Kruk unassisted.

How odd to have 3 plays all at first base like that in one game.

BTW Cliff did you get the small pile of cards I sent you?