Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Random Cards From My Collection #37

Card #7825
1997 Bowman's Best Cuts Atomic Refractor #7 Jeff Bagwell
Bowman's Best was a Topps brand in the lat 1990's. They recently reintroduced the name as an insert in Bowman and Atomic Refractors are back! These were a hard pull and I had never seen one until I bought this one on eBay in 2007.

Card #5181
1999 Fleer Tradition Update #150 Robin Ventura
Imagine, hitting grand slam home runs in consecutive games. Now imagine those games are part of the same double header. That's what Robin Ventura did on May 20, 1999. As of 1999, the only time such a thing was ever done. I'll bet that the feat hasn't been repeated. A Player I Collect.

Card #6851
2003 Topps Shoebox #78 Dale Murphy
A nice set of reprints from the Topps. Only available as a box set, the set came packaged in a facsimile shoe box.

Card #15396
2007 Topps #659 Angel Berroa/Andres Blanco
From the Classic Combos subset from the dreadful Topps 2007 flagship set.

Card #17258
2002 Fleer Tradition Update #313 Manny Ramirez
Fleer Tradition was printed on heavy brown card stock with a minimum of gloss finish on the front.

Card #34054
1991 Fleer #516 Mike Simms
1991 Fleer - the proximate cause of the great shortage of yellow printing ink in 1991.

Card #5377
2003 Fleer Showcase #103 Nolan Ryan
A nice set from Fleer featuring current and past players. Nolan Ryan is a Player I Collect no matter who's uniform he's wearing.

Card #19753
2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #91 Scott Campbell
Campbell was born and raised in New Zealand but somehow managed to be the Blue Jays #10 pick in 2006. In 2009 he advanced from single A, to double A and then to triple AAA but then disappeared.

Card #4224
1997 Fleer Million Dollar Moments #23 Don Larsen
 These were contest cards in Fleer products in 1997 and 1998. I consider this a legit insert card because the cards feature baseball players and are clearly part of a set of 50 cards. That $1,000,000 sure would have come in handy!

Card #20744
1993 Team Stadium Club #14 Curt Schilling
For a couple of years in the mid-1990s, Topps produced these Team Stadium Cards. They have a completely different design than the regular issue cards. They were available in team sets in blister packs in retail stores. I probably got this at Toys R Us.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

Nice group. I love the over the top atomic refractor and Nolan looks really badass, which he was.