Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

Upper Deck Really Loves Autographs!!!

Upper Deck Really Loves Autographs!!!

After tearing through those 8 packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards the other day I began sorting them last night.  After pulling some for my personal collection as well as some for TTM attempts and even a few for trades, I finally got down to a stack of cards that really don’t fit my collecting goals.

With this medium-sized stack of cards, I began to flip through them to see what I can do with them.  Possible trades?  Potential donations to team collectors?  Maybe let my kids tear them apart?

All of a sudden I started to see a common theme in some of the photos.  Check this out:

It seems that our good friends at Upper Deck, or the photographers that they employed, really like pictures of players signing autographs.  I cannot recall seeing so many cards with this theme in other issues, especially not from a company like Topps or Donruss who force-fed us with posed photography so often in the 1980’s.

This is kind of cool.  I don’t know what I am going to do with these – but for now they remain apart from the stack of cards that came out of those 8 packs.  While not a subset, it may be fun to put together a small collection of cards featuring guys signing autographs.

What do you think?

A Trio of Andre Dawson 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Cards!!

Not a bad looking trio, huh??

These cards were made by Topps in 2005 and are part of their ‘Rookie Cup’ series.

Each color is serial numbered and I have obtained the following: Green – 31/199, Red – 134/499, Orange – 204/399.  And while I am not certain as to how many more colors are available in this series, I do know that Yellow and Blue versions are available so I have a few more of these to go after.

If anyone knows of other versions in this series besides the Yellow and Blue ones, please let me know as I would like to complete the series if possible.


Happy Birthday Roberto Alomar!!

Roberto Alomar turns 42 years old today.

Still sitting with the sting of missing out on being elected into the Hall of Fame by just 8 votes, I am sure that Alomar would be a little more thrilled about this birthday if he were making plans to be at Cooperstown in July.

But, the Hall of Fame vote takes nothing away from the incredible career that Alomar had…

Often noted as the best second baseman in the game during several years of his career, Alomar was a 12-time All-star, a 10-time Gold Glove winner, and a 4-time Silver Slugger winner.  He amassed 2,724 career hits with 210 homers and 474 stolen bases.  Alomar finished in the Top 6 for the MVP vote 5 times during his 17-year big league career and he helped the Toronto Blue Jays win World Series championships in 1992 and 1993!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Alomar!!!  And don’t worry about the votes – they will come.  Trust Me!!!