Yes, Yes, Yes!!
The mall around the corner from my house used to host a monthly baseball card show. It was fair in size, but I never really took much interest since I was on a hiatus from collecting. I would see the tables and the dealers while my wife and I ran errands or did some shopping. My interest was minimal and the only things that stood out were the memorabilia tables.
2-3 years ago the show vanished, but now it is back!! And I’ll be there to check it out at some point this weekend!!
I really have no idea what to expect, and although I have a very detailed and specific list of the cards I want to obtain, I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment. I’ll bring a few bucks with me and hope that something catches my eye. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find a few bargain bins to search through.
Regardless of what happens at this show, you can expect a full report on Monday along with pictures and details of each and every card I buy!!!
Wish me luck!!!
While kind of an ‘oddball’ card, this one still gets the job done of celebrating Darryl’s ability to remain at an All-star caliber level.
The card itself is rather boring so I thought I would present a few suggestions as to how this one can easily be improved.
- Use the Mets team colors – Substitute the Yellow pinstriping for the famous Orange that is part of the Mets logo.
- Update all of the fonts to a more creative and appealing look. Of the current words on the card, the best design goes to the word ‘Baseball’. Adopt this same philosophy with all of the card’s words and make them pop, not blend.
- Pictures tell a million words – this one fails us. Use a picture of Darryl that shows us why he is an All-star. Give me a home run swing or a stolen base or an assist in the outfield.
There you go. 3 suggestions as to how this Darryl Strawberry All-star card could be turned into an All-Star card of Darryl Strawberry!!!
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, darryl strawberry, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series, yankees
The oldest player to ever hit a Grand Slam was Julio Franco, who, on June 27, 2005, accomplished this feat at the age of 46 years and 10 months.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
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Tagged atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, braves, chicago white sox, Did You Know...., grand slam, home run, Julio Franco, Mets, New york mets, oldest player to hit a grand slam, rangers, sports trivia, texas rangers, white sox