Daily Archives: February 7, 2009

1992 Donruss Baseball Card Commercial

I cannot say that I ever recall seeing a commercial advertising baseball cards before.  Have you???

1983 Topps Rickey Henderson

1983 Topps Rickey Henderson

This card is easily in my Top 5 of all-time Rickey Henderson cards.  I mean, what’s not to like about this card?

1.  It’s from the 1983 Topps set – arguably the best card design issued during the 1980’s.

2. The color scheme of this design work extremely well.  And for a baseball card to offer pink highlights, they don’t detract from the overall look.

3.  2 picture of Rickey : 1 in action as he takes a swing and launches a ball into the outfield and possibly over the fence.  The other photo is a close-up cameo shot with a menacing Henderson staring you down.

I am proud to have finally found one of these for a geat price – just 50 cents – and now it joins my other Henderson cards in my player collection. 

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Ripping Open A Pack Of 1990 Score Cards

I received 1 pack of 1990 Score in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from the pack: 

Eric Anthony, Eric Yelding, Tim Raines, John Moses, Fred Lynn, Dave Clark, Don August, Greg Litton, Matt Williams, Doug Bair, Nolan Ryan Highlights, Randy Bush, John Franco, Gene Larkin, Tom Brunansky, and BJ Surhoff

Can you believe that this is my 1st Nolan Ryan card since I got back into collecting???  The 1990 Score product is a nice design and the cards have great photos.  Of these, my favorites are Raines, Franco, and Surhoff.

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1983 Topps Super Veteran – Joe Morgan

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Joe Morgan

Of all of the cards in this subset, I think the Joe Morgan card illustrates the ‘underdog’ phenomenon more than any other.  Standing at just 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing just 160 pounds, Joe Morgan didn’t look like a professional baseball player.  But don’t be fooled by his looks…

Joe Morgan is a 2-time Most Valuable Player award winner.  He also has appeared in 10 All-star games and owns 2 World Series championship rings from his days as a member of Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’. 

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