Saturday, March 15, 2014

Random Cards From My Collection #58

The random number generator popped up some interesting cards today.

Card #11180
1998 Fleer Tradition #50 Jeff Bagwell
Comments on the card: I always liked 1998 Fleet Tradition. Nice full-bleed printing on the front and back. Bagwell always had a weird batting stance. It's hard to tell how he managed to end up in this position.
How/When acquired: Don't know but probably got it new.

Card #8226
1995 Finest #142 Mark Langston
Comments on the card: The third year of Finest and one of my favorite Finest designs. For some reason I left the 'protective film' on. There was a lot of controversy over this film back in those days.
How/When acquired: I got this in a repack in 2007.

Card #972
1996 Fleer Tiffany #180 Wade Boggs
Comments on the card: For a few years in the mid-1990s, the base Fleer set was produced with no gloss. Of course, the had a parallel set with gloss, called Tiffany. Very late 1980s.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #42219
1991 Studio #105 Rickey Henderson
Comments on the card: The very first year of Studio. Although Donruss later ran the concept into the ground, it was a revolutionary set when it first appeared.
How/When acquired: I paid $11.25 for the entire set on eBay. I'd had about half the set before that. Only $0.04/card, so not a bad price.

Card #9385
1987 Fleer Glossy #186 Dan Schatzeder
Comments on the card: By luck, here's the 1987 version of Fleer Glossy. Topps, Fleer and Score all put out glossy versions of their sets, available only as a boxed set. It was Topps in those days who called their set Tiffany.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #3999
1995 Pinnacle #21 Don Mattingly
Comments on the card: The first full bleed, gold foil stamped cards appeared in 1991. By 1995, Fort Knox was being depleted.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #20132
1990 Reading Phillies Star #36 Don McCormick

Comments on the card: There were several companies putting out minor league team sets in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #14583
1989 Topps #123 Spike Owen

Comments on the card: If you're got a 2014 Topps 1989 Mini close by you can see what they did. It won't tell you why, however.
How/When acquired: Don't know.

Card #24281
2007 Topps #223 Astros
Comments on the card: Instead of complaining again of how much I hate this set, I'll just comment that it's been a few years since Topps has had team cards like this in it's set.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.15 in a Blaster box in 2007.

Card #10536
1989 Topps #530 Nolan Ryan

Comments on the card: Although I'm not a set collector, I have this entire set thanks to repacks. In fact, that's how I got this card.
How/When acquired: Paid $0.08 in a repack in 2008.

1 comment:

Laurens said...

I always like reading these posts.