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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Junk

I pulled this 1990 Donruss at random from my considerable pack stash.  I know I'm supposed to look down on it because it's "junk wax" but I think it's better than a lot of newer packs I've opened or seen.

I like the Expos hats even more now that they're a defunct team.  I've owned a Cooperstown Collection fitted replica for years.  I just now realized that American Needle got it wrong.  Mine has a red bill.  Was there ever a red bill variation of the panel cap?  Tim Burke was an All-Star in 1989.

Danny Tartabull had some really good years.  He also appeared on Seinfeld.


Parker only spent two seasons in Oakland but he helped get them to the World Series in 1989 where they swept the Giants.

Mike was an All-Star in both 89 and 90.  He spent his entire 13 year playing career in LA.  He's now been the manager of the LA Angels for 15 seasons.
I love the full names on these cards.  Lorri?

Rags was the first pitcher to both throw a no-hitter and lead his league in saves in his career.  He's been the pitching coach of the Giants since 2000. Note that Dave was part of a 10 player trade.

Cerone had three stints with the Yankees.  Who does he think he is, Billy Martin?  Here he is with the enemy.  While not as nice as the last one I do like these portraits.


Another Rodman in Detroit?

Give me these Brewers uniforms any day.

Let's talk about the design.  Red, good.  Confetti?  Paint spatter?  It's fun.  Script font, don't care for it.  Boring use of the team name and no team logo, bad.  The backs are a mixed bag.  First off, I'm not a fan of orange though it does work for the Orioles  --- and Halloween-- and oranges.  There's good info and the aforementioned full names but I prefer full career stats to "Recent Major League Performance". 

Gary had a nice career and won a World Series with the Twins in 1987.  This is a nice shot.

In a Reds uniform Bo reminds me of Pete Rose.  He died at age 37 in a freak accident at his home in Venezuela.

It's new Hall of Famer Tom Glavine.  Welcome to the Hall and this pack.

Pretty nice insert.
 

Oquendo for the Hall of Fame?



The Red Baron.  Cubs.  Basically completes this pack.

Hey, it's a checklist.
You have to check off the checklist on the checklist.  Is this the right checklist?  Wait, I have to check.


I don't think I ever put one of these together.  Did you?


Friday, October 24, 2014

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