Daily Archives: June 11, 2009

‘Now That’s A Book I’d Read’ – Book #3 – ‘Class Of ’86’

This book is the 3rd book in this new feature at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

Title – ‘Class of ’86’

Synopsis – Taking a in-depth look at the baseball rookie class of 1986. 

Jacket  Content – This book will look at the rookies that impacted the game during the 1986 baseball season.  We will dig in deep to review each player’s adjustment to the big leagues, their introduction to new managers and teammates, taking on life in a new city, their impact on the world of baseball card collecting, and will also provide a glimpse into their lives 23 years later.

‘The Class of ’86’ had some wild characters.  Here are their stories…

Chapters

1 – Fred McGriff – Toronto Blue Jays

2 – Andres Galarraga – Montreal Expos

3 – Paul O’Neil – Cincinnati Reds

4 – Jose Canseco – Oakland A’s

5 – Ozzie Guillen – Chicago White Sox

6 – Lenny Dykstra – New York Mets

7 – Harold Reynolds – Seattle Mariners

8 – Cecil Fielder – Toronto Blue Jays

9 – Barry Bonds – Pittsburgh Pirates

10 – Will Clark – San Francisco Giants

11 – Bo Jackson – Kansas City Royals

12 – John Kruk – San Diego Padres

13 – Ruben Sierra – Texas Rangers

14 – Benito Santiago – San Diego Padres

15 – Vince Coleman – St. Louis Cardinals

16 – Darren Daulton – Philadelphia Phillies

17 – Bobby Bonilla – Chicago White Sox

18 – Danny Tartabull – Seattle Mariners

Congratulations to ‘The Class Of 1986’!!!

hat toss

67 Seconds Of Baseball At It’s Best!!!

The title says it all – sit back and enjoy!!! 

Oh, the memories!!!

My Dave Winfield ‘Fab 5′ – Card #3

Now that my Dave Winfield player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #3 – 1982 Donruss

Now we’re talking!!  A full-size image of one of the biggest guys to have suited up in the big leagues.  Any card featuring a picture like this of ‘Big Dave’ is going to be a hit with me.

The ’82 Donruss design is relatively plain.  It’s Aqua border does not scream baseball, but they more than make up for that with their baseball and bat graphic that lays across the bottom of the card.  In today’s world of digital media, this added feature is an amateur one, but back in good old 1982, this was a gem!!!

82 winfield