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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hall of Fame - Ivan Rodriguez

OH GOD, THIS POST IS A MESS. I DIDN'T WRITE ANYTHING FOR IT EITHER. AND I'M SUPER BUSY TODAY. OH WELL, GOTTA SUCK IT UP AND GET THIS ISH DONE. IVAN HO!!!!!!!!

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1993 UPPER DECK


HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THIS CARD

LOOK AT IT

THIS IS WHY 1993 UPPER DECK IS THE BEST OF THE 90S.

NO ARGUMENTS

HALL OF FAME CARD FOR A HALL OF FAME PUDGE


WHEN I WAS A KID ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLAYERS WAS CARLTON FISK PROBABLY BECAUSE I WAS MILDLY OBSESSED WITH HIS 1981 TOPPS CARD. WAS A BIG ENOUGH FAN TO UNOFFICIALLY ADOPT THE WHITE SOX AS MY AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAM FOR A WHILE. FISK'S NICKNAME WAS PUDGE AND WHEN I FOUND OUT IVAN'S NICKNAME WAS ALSO PUDGE HE ALSO BECAME A FAVORITE. ALSO REALLY LIKED RUBEN SIERRA BUT I NEVER CONSIDERED THE RANGERS AS MY AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAM. WHY NO, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WRITE ABOUT BASEBALL CARDS ANYMORE, WHY DO YOU ASK


1992 FLEER ROOKIE SENSATIONS


I DIDN'T PUT THE SCANS IN ORDER EITHER SO SHOWING THE BACK FIRST BECAUSE WHY NOT? THESE CARDS WERE CAR-AAAAAAA-ZY BACK IN '92 BECAUSE THEY WERE ONLY FOUND IN THE BIG FAT JUMBO PACKS YOU COULD ONLY FIND AT THE ECKERD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN AND THERE WERE NO ODDS ON THE PACKS BACK THEN SO NO ONE KNEW IF THEY WERE IN EVERY OTHER PACK OR IF YOU'D HAVE TO BUY THE WHOLE DISPLAY AND MAYBE STILL WOULDN'T GET ONE. NO ONE WENT CRAZY OVER THE TEAM LEADER CARDS THOUGH AND THEY WERE EVEN HARDER TO FIND BUT THEY WEREN'T ROOKIES I GUESS. NOT THAT ANY OF THESE THINGS WERE ROOKIE CARDS, EVERY LOST THEIR MINDS FOR THE FRANK THOMAS CARD AND HIS ROOKIE WAS IN 1990.


MAAAAN THIS WAS A GOOD LOOKIN SET. DEM BLUE BORDERS. NICE UNOBSTRUCTED PHOTO. DAT CLASSY GOLD FOIL BEFORE IT GOT ENCRUSTED ALL OVER EVERYTHING. I KNOW 1992 FLEER ISN'T A FAVORITE DUE TO ITS DESIGN BUT FACTOR IN THE INSERT SETS AND IT'S A PRETTY NICE ONE TO COLLECT. ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THESE ONCE MIGHTY ROOKIE SENSATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN DIME BOXES. THIS ONE IS A HIGH-PRICED ITEM THOUGH, I HAD TO GO TO THE QUARTER BOXES TO GET IT

1998 SCORE/PINNACLE EPIX


FLEER IS CLASSY, SCORE IS SHIIIIIIIIINY. EPIX IS A GLORIOUS CLUSTERFUCK OF AN INSERT SET THAT IS SPREAD ACROSS SEVERAL PRODUCTS WITH EACH CARD GETTING FOUR DIFFERENT VARIATIONS THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THREE DIFFERENT COLORS. DIFFERENT VARIATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTS BUT ONY ONE VARIATION PER PRODUCT AND DIFFERENT PLAYERS CAN HAVE DIFFERENT VARIATIONS IN THE SAME PRODUCT EXCEPT FOR THE MOMENTS CARDS WHICH WERE ALL INSERTED INTO ONE SINGLE PRODUCT, ALBEIT THE FIRST HALF OF THE SET IN ONE PRODUCT AND THEN THE SECOND HALF IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PRODUCT AND I DON'T THINK ANYONE KNOWS IF THERE'S ANY RARITY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORANGE, PURPLE AND GREEN CARDS. MAKES SENSE, RIGHT? I SOMEHOW PULLED TWO IVAN ORANGES OUT OF DIFFERENT SERIES SCORE PACKS AND I'M UNREASONABLY PROUD OF THIS FACT


SOMEHOW THE BACKS ARE AS CRAZY AS THE FRONTS, NO MEAN FEAT WITH THAT DAZZLING HOLOFOIL MESS ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE HIGHLIGHTS LISTED ON THESE CARDS ARE AMAZING AS WELL AS THEY COMMEMORATE PUDGE BREAKING A RECORD SET BY MICKEY FRICKIN COCHRANE AND SOMEHOW PARTICIPATING IN AN ALL STAR GAME THAT THE AMERICAN LEAGUE LOST

2002 DONRUSS FAN CLUB FRANCHISE FEATURES MATERIALS


GOTTA SHOW OFF THE LAUNDRY I GUESS
THIS WAS FROM A TERRIBLE SET CALLED FAN CLUB WHICH WAS UGLY AND HAD SHORT PRINTS AND A CHROMIUM STYLE PARALLEL SET. BUT IT ALSO HAD BIG THICK RELIC CARDS BASED ON UGLY INSERTS AND SOME OF THOSE RELIC CARD HAD PRETTY BLUE SWATCHES SO I GUESS IT'S NOT ALL BAD



NO PICTURE OF THE ACTUAL JERSEY ON THE BACK THIS TIME. THE PICTURE ON THE FRONT IS THE SAME COLOR AS THE SWATCH AT LEAST. BIG-ASS TEAM LOGOS AND THAT UBIQUITOUS SERIAL NUMBER FONT GIVE ME THE HAPPY GROOVIES AS WELL. EVEN UGLY CARDS CAN BE BEAUTIFUL

TIM TOMORROW UNLESS I SLEEP ALL DAY, THEN IT'LL BE MONDAY MAYBE
I'LL SHOOT FOR TOMORROW

1 comment:

Fuji said...

That 1992 Fleer Rookie Sensations set was awesome! I remember people paying ridiculous prices for singles from that set.