Wednesday, July 21, 2021
I just bought 2 cards on eBay. 1988 Donruss and Fleer cards of Gregg Jefferies. The purchase set me back a whopping $2.18 , tax included. The problem is, I might already have both of those cards in my collection. I wasn't completely sure, though, and was too lazy to look through my collection to see If I did, indeed, already have them. Oh well. Worst case I'll now have doubles of a couple of cards that I hold In high esteem.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
It hit me while watching tonight's AllStar game. Maybe the uniform uniforms had something to do with it. Maybe it was the excess player fraternizing on the field or the clip of Tatis Jr. wearing the homerun chain. All these things set off a chain reaction and suddenly everything from the implementation of replay to the " man on second" extra inning rule had me doubting my love for today's version of MLB. In fact, the day they decide to implement the DH rule in the National League will be the day I stop watching baseball all together. The last straw I guess you could call it. I could list other things that have changed in the game that are contributing to my growing disdain for the sport but I've gone over it ad nauseum in my head. My mind is made up.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
My first wallet card post was 2,264 days ago on January 5th 2015. I'm not 100% positive who started the craze. I'm thinking Junior Junkie? Recently, my daughter caught me looking at my childhood Lenny Dykstra rc which has been in my wallet for 6 years now, and asked if she could have it. I was reluctant at first but thought who better to carry on the tradition than my daughter.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
One of my favorite things to do as an adult collector of childhood ephemera is to enjoy the ads within. Sports card ads, especially! You don't see this anymore. At least, not like before. Here are a couple of ads that came out of a Marvel 1992 June issue of Wonder Man.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Jose Canseco had a bunch of 40-40 cards come out in 1989 but this one always stood out to me. The front of the card was pretty cool but what got me was the pic on the back. Is that the sloppiest looking slide into second you've ever seen or what 😂 Steroids or not, I tip my hat. People got their money's worth whenever they got to see him play and he'll always be my childhood fav.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
This one is kind of an odd-ball choice for me. I was never a big Yankee fan and had it not been for Dave Parker sliding in and under the tag, this Joel Skinner card would be meaningless. I get a kick out of stars making cameo appearances on cards of common players. A little more to the right and this could have been a kick-ass "Cobra" card!
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Boggs was a guy I got to see alot of growing up. I was an A's fan back then so I got a good dose of Red Sox baseball whenever they'd matchup in the playoffs. I always liked his crouch at the plate and the way he'd always look pitches back into the catchers glove. This card captures both of those things beautifully.
The back of the card shows the standard player mugshot as well as the players jersey number. Something other cards never made us hip to.