Category Archives: Wade Boggs Collection

Wade Boggs 1994 Topps Gold ‘Measures Of Greatness’

Wade Boggs 1994 Topps Gold ‘Measures Of Greatness’

Another fantastic baseball card design and theme that I am encountering for the very first time with this card of Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs.

Have a look:

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This card comes from the 1994 Topps Gold ‘Measure Of Greatness’ set.  I really like all of the stats piled into the background of the card and the Light Blue coloring of the backdrop allows for the player’s image to really come to life.

Wade Boggs certainly belongs in a set like this, as he was definitely one that could be measured against when discussing ‘Greatness’.

I LIKE IT!!!

Wade Boggs 1996 Pinnacle ‘Hardball Heroes’

Wade Boggs 1996 Pinnacle ‘Hardball Heroes’

Yes, it is still a bid weird for me to be collecting baseball cards of Wade Boggs in a New York Yankees uniform.

But, I am dedicated to honoring Boggs and his entire career, so that means more Yankees and Rays cards to come in my future.

This card of Boggs is from the 1996 Pinnacle baseball card set and is part of the subset tagged as ‘Hardball Heroes’.

Have a look:

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Even after his Sox days, Wade Boggs still had that mighty, left-handed swing.  And the image that Pinnacle chose for this card shows it off nicely.

The ‘Hardball Heroes’ theme is cool one, and I really like the ‘Double H’ graphic that Pinnacle created for the set.  The stitching that flows under the subset theme name is a very nice touch too!

Wade Boggs 1987 O-Pee-Chee

Wade Boggs 1987 O-Pee-Chee

I recently added this card to my Wade Boggs collection.

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It should look familiar to you as it is the exact same as Boggs’ card from the 1987 Topps baseball card set – with one lone difference (on the front).

Yep, that sweet O-Pee-Chee logo has replaced the Topps logo.

 

Wade Boggs 1991 Topps – Micro

Wade Boggs 1991 Topps – Micro

You cannot tell by looking at the scan below, but this baseball card is tiny.  I mean super-tiny.

It comes from the 1991 Topps micro baseball card set.  This set was only issued as a complete factory set, and it was an exact duplicate of the 792-card base set product.

The Wade Boggs card from the set is superb.

Have a look:

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I should have paired this with the base card from the same 1991 flagship set.  That would have allowed for you to see just how ‘micro’ this card really is.

Next time.

Wade Boggs 1996 Topps

Wade Boggs 1996 Topps

There it is, one of my favorite left-handed swings in baseball history.

Watching Wade Boggs approach the plate and go to work was so much fun to behold. He was an absolute master of hitting.

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What I really like about this baseball card is that Wade is sporting his road uniform while playing for the Yankees, but he is in his old home – Fenway Park.

Boggs spent the first 11 seasons of his 16-year career as a member of the Boston Red Sox.  I’m sure that it had to be a little odd when he returned to Fenway and had to head towards the ‘Visiting Clubhouse’.

In ’96, Boggs hit .311 for the Yankees as he connected for 156 hits in 501 at-bats.

Wade Boggs 1996 Pinnacle

Wade Boggs 1996 Pinnacle

It was not often that you saw Wade Boggs uncomfortable or out of position while at the plate.

But, this card of him in his Yankees uniform from the 1996 Pinnacle baseball card set appears to have caught him in an uncomfortable spot.

Maybe he is simply stretching himself too far to get to the ball.  Or maybe he knows he is in the midst of swinging at a pitch that he should have let go by.

Whatever it is, it looks like his is not comfortable with this swing.

See for yourselves:

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Still, he was a master at the plate!

Wade Boggs 1988 Glossy All-Star

Wade Boggs 1988 Glossy All-Star

Many of the ‘new’ cards that I have picked up for my vintage player collections are the additional cards issued by the card companies of the time that were not base set essentials.

While not limited in production or distribution, most were also not simply just found in their flagship set packs.

Like this 1989 Topps Glossy All-Star card of Red Sox legend, Wade Boggs.

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The only way to but this card of Mr. Boggs was to find it sitting in the first window of a 1989 Topps baseball card rack pack.

As a kid, I had many of these cards, if not the whole set.  Now, I am actively seeking out the ones of my favorites from that era.

Boggs = DONE!