Daily Archives: November 13, 2009

Baseball Card Show This Weekend!!

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!!!

card show

Wish me luck!!!

Darryl Strawberry 1988 Fleer All-Star

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.

Here goes:

  1. Use the Mets team colors – Substitute the Yellow pinstriping for the famous Orange that is part of the Mets logo.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!!!

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Did You Know…

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’