Daily Archives: December 19, 2009

Help Me Finish My Greg Maddux & Darryl Strawberry Player Collections And You Will Be Rewarded!!!

Being a strict player collector makes it hard to be part of certain aspects of the hobby that others enjoy.  The biggest part I miss out on is trades.  Unless I find someone who needs cards of the 7 or 8 guys that I collect, agreeing on a trade is a tough task to accomplish. 

So I thought I would take a new approach as I would like to get more readers involved with ’30-Year Old Cardboard’. 

Currently, I need 9 more Greg Maddux cards and 21 more Darryl Strawberry cards and my player collections will be complete.  

What I want to do is ask you, the great readers of this blog, for help in getting me closer to that finish line. 

I am prepared to offer any takers the following:  Send me 1 of the 9 cards I need to complete my Greg Maddux collection or 1 of the 21 cards I need to finish my Darryl Strawberry collection and I will send you 1 pack of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards.  I still have plenty of packs left over from a recent baseball card show purchase and will trade them 1-for-1 for any cards on my want list.  The offer is first come, first served so dig through your cards quickly and look for any of the cards on the below list. 

Greg Maddux 

  1. 1987 Donruss The Rookies #52
  2. 1987 Topps Traded #70T
  3. 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best #37
  4. 1989 Fleer MVP’s #24
  5. 1991 Stadium Club #126
  6. 1992 Bowman #148
  7. 1992 Fleer Ultra Award Winners #24
  8. 1992 Stadium Club Members Only #13
  9. 1992 Topps Gold #580

Darryl Strawberry 

  1. 1983 Topps Traded #103
  2. 1984 Donruss #68
  3. 1984 Fleer #599
  4. 1986 Donruss All-Star #5
  5. 1986 Donruss Highlights #24
  6. 1987 Donruss All-Star #12
  7. 1987 Donruss Highlights #42
  8. 1987 Donruss Highlights #49
  9. 1987 Fleer #23
  10. 1988 Donruss All-Star #34
  11. 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best #182
  12. 1988 Donruss #439
  13. 1988 Fleer #151
  14. 1988 Fleer Superstar Special #637
  15. 1988 Score #360
  16. 1989 Donruss All-star #34
  17. 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best #40
  18. 1989 Donruss Team MVP #BC-6
  19. 1989 Fleer All-Star #10
  20. 1990 Fleer All-Star #37
  21. 1990 Fleer #217

So get searching!!!  And if you have 2 of the cards I need, you get 2 packs.  3 cards = 3 packs and so on…. 

The prize - A pack of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards

When you have found 1 of the cards I need simply leave a comment on this post with the player name, card year and brand so nobody else can claim it.  I’ll be in touch with you shortly after you leave your comments. 

Thanks everyone!!!!

1990 Donruss Darryl Strawberry

1990 Donruss Darryl Strawberry

I am kind of on the fence with this 1990 Donruss design and it’s little confetti party along the left and right borders.  The overall card design is nice and basic, and my favorite feature is the player’s name in script running along the top of the card.

The photo captures Darryl right as he is about to take a swing at what the pitcher has offered up.  The centering and color of the photo are perfect – I just wish that the photographer zoomed out just a bit more so we could see a little more of Darryl’s might bat!!!

This card is a great new addition to my player collection!!!

Straw 90D

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #26

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #26

1978 Topps – Card #703 – AKA – ‘The Jack Morris Rookie Card’

Larry Anderson – Lasting just 16 games, Larry Anderson had a very short major league career.  With 41 innings pitched, Anderson compiled a 2-3 record while striking out 23 and walking 22.  A career ERA of 5.66 with 28 allowed runs aided Anderson is his quick dismissal from the big leagues.

Tim Jones – Jones had a very short 3-game major league career.  In those three games, Jones started one game and earned 1 win.  And with 10 total innings pitched, he gave up 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 3.

Mickey Mahler – Mahler’s career spanned 8 seasons and he suited up for 7 teams during that time.  With a career record of 14-32 with 1 save, Mahler was never able to establish himself as a solid starter.  His biggest opportunity came in 1978 when he got 21 starts; in those starts, he went 4-11.  A career ERA of 4.68 and his 1.38:1.0 K:Walk ratio kept Mahler from getting steady playing time. 

Jack Morris – The winningest pitcher of the 1980’s Morris compiled a 254-186 record during his career en route to 5 All-star appearances and 7 Top 9 finishes for the Cy Young award.  Morris won 3 World Series championship titles during his career – 1984, 1991, and 1992.  In ’91 he won the World Series MVP award as he led Twins to the championship capturing 2 of the team’s 4 wins.