Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

Hank Aaron 2013 Topps ‘Chasing History’

Hank Aaron 2013 Topps ‘Chasing History’

While I am not crazy about the ‘Chasing History’ subset that is part of the 2013 Topps Series 1 release, I have to say that some of the cards in the set look great.

Forget the theme for a minute, and just focus on the style and look of this card of Hank Aaron from the set.

It is magical!!


I feel like I am in 1974 watching Aaron chase ‘The Babe’.

Jim Palmer 2010 Topps Triple Threads – Green

Jim Palmer 2010 Topps Triple Threads – Green

As we get ready for some of Topps’ more exclusive and expensive issues to make their 2013 debuts, I am still happily picking up a few that I have missed over the last couple of years. 

And thankfully, there are a lot of Palmer cards in modern sets.

This card comes from the 2010 Topps Triple Threads set.  This is the Green parallel version and the card is serial numbered as 125/240.


Johnny Bench 2001 Upper Deck ‘Decade Dynasties’

Johnny Bench 2001 Upper Deck ‘Decade Dynasties’

In 2001, Upper Deck gave us a lot of 1970’s inspired baseball card designs.  The cards were bright.  They were loud.  And they featured a lot of movement.

And yes, they were groovy, baby!

This card of Johnny Bench comes from the 1991 Upper Deck ‘Decade Dynasties’ set.  The card pays homage to the 1975 and 1976 World Series Championship winning Cincinnati Reds.

And while normally cards this loud are a bit too much for me, I really like this one.

Have a look: 


Time for me to see what other Reds players were honored with a card in this set!!

Keith Hernandez 1988 Score

Keith Hernandez 1988 Score

Since its debut in 1988, I have always been a fan and proud supporter of the 1988 Score baseball card set.

I like the design.  I like the border colors.  And I like the lower portion that features the player’s name and company logo.

But every once in a while, I come across a card from the set that could have benefitted greatly with another border color instead of the one that they were given.

I think that the Keith Hernandez card falls into that category.

Here is the card:


Now imagine it with the Bright Yellow border color that Score also used for this set.

For me, with the Green turf and Green outfield wall, the Green border is just overkill.  Yellow would have been great!!

WHITE WHALE RESCUED!!! I Have Finally Landed An Andre Dawson 1991 Donruss Elite Baseball Card!!!

WHITE WHALE RESCUED!!!  I Have Finally Landed An Andre Dawson 1991 Donruss Elite Baseball Card!!!

I have been seeking this specific baseball card for years.  And if I had to make a list of the most wanted baseball cards I’d like to add to my Andre Dawson baseball card collection, this card would have been in the top spot, every single time.

But finally, the wait is over.

I have secured a rare beauty.  And as always, I did it my way – with patience and on a budget.

The card is a 1991 Donruss Elite baseball card.  These cards were limited to 10,000 copies each and they are serial numbered as such.  The cards were randomly inserted into both Series 1 and Series 2 wax packs of 1991 Donruss baseball cards.  For the 1991 set, there were 10 cards total, 8 base cards and even more limited edition cards of Nolan Ryan and Ryne Sandberg.

According to Beckett Media, the 1991 Donruss Elite baseball card set was the first set to ever print serial numbers on the actual cards.  This helped confirm the print run for the first time in hobby history.

Here is the card:



As a kid, I never knew that these existed – If I had, I probably would have gone after more 1991 Donruss wax.

Today, these cards are still very highly collectible.  I am very, very happy to have finally got mine!!!