That's not cool, you say. That's just a 1990 Topps card. Ok the Rookie Cup is kinda cool. But the design is ugly and there's a crease and what the heck is up with the borders? And what's going on with the back?
HAY THERES NOTHIN ON THE BACK?? Ha ha! Fooled you! This card was cut off the box! Here's the cards off the bottom of the box:
E - Doc Gooden
I'm showing off the back of Doc's card because the highlight is so freaking astounding:
Mull that one over kids... 100 wins... BEFORE YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH TO RENT A CAR. A lot of pitchers haven't broken past Double-A by that age. A lot more are retired. Man, what could have been.
F - Rickey Henderson
Highlight - Rickey Henderson becomes 4th player to achieve 850 lifetime stolen bases.
G - Tommy Lasorda
Highlight - Tom Lasorda manages his 2000th game since becoming skipper of the Dodgers.
H - Fred LynnHighlight - Fred Lynn wallops the 300th home run of his 15-season major league career.
That was back when 20 homers a season meant something.
That's not all of the box bottom cards I found though, here's a cut up panel from 1991 Fleer. They did a No-Hitter theme since there were nine of them thrown in 1990. Here are the ones from the box I hacked up with scissors:
#3 Nolan Ryan
Note the backs are blank, and use a slightly crummier grade of cardboard than the Topps.
The Pirates get a logo card since they won the division the year before. Where's my 1992 Braves box bottom card dammit! Why did cards have to go high-tech right when the Braves got good?
So there's my awesome box cards from my awesome box. Next up will likely be those '87 Topps cards. I need to finish that post before the pile topples over and crushes me.