On July 2nd I posted about adding to my Dwight Gooden collection and how I had just passed the 50 card mark and I how I thought it was crazy that is all that I had considering his rookie card was from 1985 and I've been a fan of his ever since I started collecting in 1988. Remember how I also said that my collection is in desperate need of organization. Well, I pulled out some boxes that I had sorted about 4-5 years ago and pulled out this stack of 149 Gooden cards.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Card backs don't always get the credit they deserve. I was taking a look at some 2013 Archives cards trying to decide what to do with them and I looked at the backs.
I ran across something interesting. Check out the question on the back of the Tyler Skaggs and Joe Nathan cards based on the 1972 Topps design.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
I know I have featured this card on my blog before, but now it has some friends.
The first card featuring a big glove is one I think most of us are familiar with and that is the 1986 Fleer Mickey Hatcher card.
As far as I can tell, another big glove did not show up on another baseball card for 5 years when pitcher Juan Guzman was captured with a big glove, presumably during a spring training stretching session.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
My final purchases at the card show came from a dealer with a bunch of dime boxes. Most of the cards were just base cards from recent sets (2017 - 2019). My ideal dime box is just completely random stuff, so other than looking at the Allen & Ginter stuff I didn't spend a ton of time looking through all of them. I did find some Rediscover Topps cards in addition to the Allen & Ginter and a few other random cards.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The card show I attended this past Saturday was well attended. Masks were required and everyone had to sign a Covid waiver when they entered.
One of the dealers had 5 four row boxes of baseball in top loaders starting at 1909 and going up to 2001. I started looking in the last row of the last box without knowing at the time that it was anything other than baseball. The row I looked through started with 1984. It was filled with rookie cards of Mattingly, Gooden, McGwire, Puckett, Clemens, and the like. There were multiples of almost every card. There were probably 10 McGwire and 15 Puckett rookie cards. The last few cards in the row really caught my eye.
I grabbed the Upper Deck rookie cards of Albert Pujols and Ichiro. I mentioned in a recent post that I didn't do much collecting in 2001, so this is actually my first Pujols rookie card and I think I only have a couple of other Ichiro rookie cards (a damaged Topps Update that I got for a dime and an Upper Deck Vintage).