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1986 Donruss Vince Coleman

1986 Donruss Vince Coleman

I picked up this Vince Coleman 1986 rookie card at the same time that I grabbed this one

While the 1985 Topps Traded rookie card captures Vince in a way that I will always remember him while on the field, the ’86 Donruss card was not a bad pick-up either.  The photo is not even comparable to the great one that Topps used in their ’85 traded set, but the card is still Vince’s first card from Donruss and is categorized as a rookie card.

Coleman was a hell of a player.  And for the first few years of his career, he was stellar.  Vince Coleman was on pace to match or beat all of baseball’s stolen base records.  He was a rare player that always had ‘The Green Light’ and he certainly took advantage of his chances on the base paths.  Known for blinding speed with the skill of sliding perfected, Coleman was pure joy to watch during his first few seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – $1 Bargain Bin Card #2

 1986 Donruss Rated Rookie – Fred McGriff

I’ve sung the praises of Fred McGriff a few times on this blog.  He was a very good player and contributed solidly both on offense and defense during his career.  Although he falls just short of the 500 home run club that almost always guarantees Hall of Fame entry, I hope that the writers give ‘The Crime Dog’ strong consideration as he played extremely well and remained unquestionably ‘steroid free’ when his foes were ‘juicing’.

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2 New Rickey Henderson Cards

 These are the only cards I was able to find for my player collections.  The 1986 Donruss Rickey Henderson base card and the 1987 Donruss Opening Day card.  Both cards look great and I was able to pick them up for a combined price of $0.25!!! 

Gotta love those ‘Bargain Bins’!!!

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