Monthly Archives: August 2009

When Prince & Cecil Were Friendly…

The world was a better place.  A place where dads and kids got along.

Cecil Fielder and his son Prince were 2 peas in a pod during Prince’s youth.  In fact, I recall several times during Cecil’s home run hitting days in Detroit that we would see a young Prince around him and the team.  Who knew some twenty years ago that these two would be our first ever Father/Son 50 HR club members… 

It’s a shame that these two can’t even be in the same room together…

Hat tip to Mario from Wax Heaven for the video clip!!  Thank you.

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1989 Topps – Pack #6

Here is what I pulled from pack #6 of the 6 that I will be opening today:

Pack 6A

 Pack 6B

Notable:  Doubles, doubles, doubles…

Pick of the pack:  Kevin Elster – just because of the great photo!!!

1989 Topps – Pack #5

Here is what I pulled from pack #5 of the 6 that I will be opening today:

 Pack 5A

 Pack 5B

 Notable:  Tony Fernandez, ROY winner Walt Weiss, and Braves monster Ron Gant

Pick of the pack:  No contest – Kirby Puckett All-Star!!!

1989 Topps – Pack #4

Here is what I pulled from pack #4 of the 6 that I will be opening today:

 Pack 4A

 Pack 4B 

Notable:  Ughhh….  The doubles are starting to pour in!!

Pick of the pack:  A toss up between the Mike Greenwell All-star and pre-steroid Brady Anderson

1989 Topps – Pack #3

Here is what I pulled from pack #3 of the 6 that I will be opening today:

 Pack 3A

 Pack 3B

Notable: This pack was solid.  All-stars Rick Reuschel, Andy VanSlyke, and David Cone.  Former MVP Ken Caminiti.  And an All-star card for my player collection of Darryl Strawberry!

Pick of the pack:  Arguably the best rookie card of the set – Mr. Craig Biggio

1989 Topps – Pack #2

 Here is what I pulled from pack #2 of the 6 that I will be opening today: 

Pack 2A

Pack 2B

Notable:  Full of stars – Julio Franco, Danny Tartabull, Jimmy Key, and another Terry Steinbach

Pick of the pack:  It doesn’t get much better than a Hall of Famer, and George Brett fits the bill!!

1989 Topps – Pack #1

 Here is what I pulled from pack #1 of the 6 that I will be opening today: 

Pack 1A

Pack 1B

Notable:  3 team leader cards – WOW! 

Pick of the pack:  Since I pulled the team leader card with Mike Schmidt on it already, I will go with Terry Steinbach – I can always use this one for a TTM attempt!