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Darryl Strawberry 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’

Darryl Strawberry 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’

I completed my Darryl Strawberry player collection in the summer of 2010.  And after completing it, I showed you my favorite five cards from the set as part of my ‘Fab Five’ series.

Well, if I had to choose card number six, it would have been this one:


This card is the re-print verion of Darryls 1988 Topps baseball card.  And I think that it looks great!

You have no idea how close the battle was between the 1988 Topps and 1989 Topps cards for that coveted fifth spot on my countdown…

TRUST.

Darryl Strawberry 2005 Upper Deck Classics ‘Post Season Performers’

Darryl Strawberry 2005 Upper Deck Classics ‘Post Season Performers’

Serial numbered as 882/999, this card is fantastic to look at.

Brimming with bright and vibrant colors, as well as a very classic looking framing design, when I saw this card I had to scoop it up.

And as a big of Darryl Strawberry from his days of playing with the Mets, I have a ton of memories of watching taking his cuts at the plate.  And many of those memories include watching the ball sailing over the outfield wall too!!

Come see what I can easily call the best looking  modern issue of ‘Straw’ in my collection thus far:

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #1

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #1

Now that my Darryl Strawberry player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #1 – 1983 Topps Traded

For the first time in my ‘Fab 5’ series of posts, a rookie card claims the #1 spot as a favorite card in my player collections.  And it was not Fergie Jenkins or Andre Dawson or Dave Winfield or Rickey Henderson – It’s Darryl Strawberry’s 1983 Topps Traded rookie card!!!

I love everything about the 1983 Topps design.  From the team-themed colors to the large action photos.  I can honestly say that there are very few cards from this set that I don’t care for.

And now my Darryl Strawberry collection is complete!!

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #2

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #2

Now that my Darryl Strawberry player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #2 – 1987 Topps

Oh yeah baby – A true vintage look on this beauty!!

I love the 1987 Topps baseball card design, and I have to say that of all of the team logos that were present during the 1987 season, the Mets logo may look the best on this card’s design.

Straw was coming off of a World Series championship in 1986, and his ’87 season was one of his best!

Just 1 card to go…

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #3

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #3

Now that my Darryl Strawberry player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #3 – 1989 Score

There’s that high leg-kick that Darryl made famous when he broke into the big leagues with the Mets.

Come on, we al tried to adopt that one to our own swings when playing with our friends…

Score captured it perfectly, and while the overall image of the card is a bit on the ‘dark side’, the White uniform worn by Darryl in this photo helps make his image pop off of the background very strongly.

A great one – 1989 Score!!

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #4

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #4

Now that my Darryl Strawberry player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #4 – 1988 Fleer

The 1988 Fleer design is not impressive by standards today or even during the year it was issued.

But the photo used of Darryl in his retro Mets uniform makes you forget about the card’s graphic elements and focus right on Darryl.  And I have to think that based on the look on Darryl’s face, the body positioning that he has, and the direction that the fans in the background are looking, that he launched this ball deep into the outfield.

Was it a home run?  We’ll never know for sure.  But we do know that ‘Straw’ smacked 335 round-trippers during his playing days.  And this could have been one of them…

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #5

My Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5′ – Card #5

Now that my Darryl Strawberry player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #5 – 1989 Topps

The 1989 Topps design from their base set is one of my favorites from the 1980’s.  I love the team-themed colors used throughout, and the script and banner design of the team and player name look great.  The card has a nice, vintage look to it, and the big action photo of Darryl makes this one a hit with this collector.

My Darryl Strawberry Player Collection Is Complete!!!

My Darryl Strawberry Player Collection Is Complete!!!

And another one bites the dust…

With the acquisition of this baseball card, my collection of Darryl Strawberry and all of his brand name issues while wearing a Mets’ uniform is now complete.

This set was a blast to put together, and I was reminded quite often of just how impressive of a player ‘Straw’ was during his playing days in ‘The Big Apple’.  This set looks great, and it’s nice to see Darryl smiling in so many of the early photos taken of him.

And as we do with all of our completed player collections, next week I will show off my Darryl Strawberry ‘Fab 5’.  Each day next week, I will rank my favorite 5 cards from this newly finished set.

Stay tuned.  Thanks.

Darryl Strawberry 1983 Topps Traded – Rookie Card!!!

Darryl Strawberry 1983 Topps Traded – Rookie Card!!!

I finally got this one!!  After having this card as a saved search in my Ebay account for the last few months, I finally found one that was had for an affordable price.  And while technically all of them have been ‘affordable’, I guess what I should have said was that I found one at a price that worked for what I was willing to pay.

The card comes from the 1983 Topps Traded set, and just like the base set from that year, the card features a great action shot of Darryl as well as a small cameo of ‘Straw’ and his winning smile.

This card is Darryl’s first major brand release of him wearing his Mets uniform.  And while the 1984 Topps, Fleer, and Donruss issues are also known as rookie cards of Darryl’s, this is the one that as a collector back in the 1980’s you had to have.

And now I do!!!