Here's another oddball from David at TribeCards. Remember Collect-a-Books? Little card-sized booklets of a player that were sold in 8-card boxes for about 3 bucks? You don't? Well, neither did I, at least not the baseball version. I had all of the basketball and football sets and was irritated that there wasn't a baseball set. Yep, David found something I'd never heard of before... Good Job David. This particular set came out in 1991 and was published under the Line Drive brand which also did minor league cards if I'm not mistaken. This booklet of Dave Justice is #33 out of 36 books.
Here's the front, looks like a plain ol' card doesn't it? Ah but wait...
Witchcraft!!! It opens up! Page two is another full photo of Dave and would make a decent looking card in its own right. Page three has another large photo and some personal highlights. Highlights for Dave include being born, gaining weight and going to college.
Ah here's the good stuff... A little story about Dave's rise through the minors, getting a chance when Nick Esasky went all goofy and subsequent rise to phenom. the Line Drive logo signifies the end of the narrative.
Ahh, stats. Gotta have stats. These are full career stats too. Remember, Dave was in his 3rd year in 1991. Page 7 has a photo of him checking out a girl in the stands while some kids look on cluelessly, a quote from Dave and a Did You Know question. Dave talks about how he was happy to win the Rookie of the Year award. Then the card asks if you knew that Dave won the Rookie of the Year award. Of course we did, you dummy! Dave just told us!
Last pake, or page 8 or the back of the card. Take your pick. Here we have a cartoon of Dave in full headdress leading the Supreme Court and some career highlights. Oddly enough, winning the Rookie of the Year wasn't a career highlight for Dave. Getting drafted? Yep. Going to the Appalachian League All Star Game? Yep. Hitting 12 homers in Triple-A? Yep. Having a phenomenal rookie season and running the face of the franchise out of town? Nope.
There you have it, another oddball from Dave. And there's more to come! SPECIAL BONUS! Since I've been wrapped up in Card Show posts all week I'm promoting this card to Card of the Week since otherwise I won't get to it until next week. Hooray! I've got that out of the way!