Friday, August 10, 2018

Baseball Cards From Work

Last Friday my boss gave me a small bag with about 200 sports cards in it. 95% were baseball and the rest were football. My boss is a big sports fan and used to collect cards. From talking to him about it, I think he was more of a flipper than a collector, but someone had given him this bag of cards that they had gotten at a yard sale and he knew I would enjoy it so he passed it on to me.

Out of the two hundred or so cards, about half were dinged or damaged. The cards ranged from 1981 - 2011 and consist of mostly star and semi-star players. Nothing of great value, but some fun cards to go through. Here's a look at 5 of my favorites.

This is probably my favorite card from the batch. I had never seen one before that I can recall. It's a 1999 Pacific Crown Collection Tape Measure insert card of Nomar Garciaparra. This thing is fantastic. The lines at the top are all die cut as well as the circles around the Boston Red Sox logo. It's not numbered, but tells me that these were issued at a rate of 1:73 packs. The card has some issues with the foil, but it's still great and I'll be on the look out for more from this set if I can find them cheap. That might prove difficult as the only Griffey on right now is listed for $49.25.

Next up is a 2009 Allen & Ginter card featuring Old Faithful. I didn't realize that this cards existed until now. To me it's cool because last summer my family and I went on an epic road trip and we visited Yellowstone and Old Faithful. They must have used an old photo for the card because there aren't trees that close to the geyser at present. 

I thought I was familiar with the 1989 Fleer set pretty well, but I wasn't familiar with this 1989 Fleer Mike Schmidt tribute card. Turns out it's because it's from the Update set.

The small collection contained a few sleeved cards of Carl Yastrzemski and Robin Yount. Since they were sleeved, they were all in pretty good shape.

Here's a 1982 Fleer Yastrzemski containing a great shot of Yaz swinging the bat and admiring his own blast. 

Here's a 1981 Topps card of Robin Yount with an up close head shot of a Hall of Famer in his prime waiting for his turn for batting practice.


  1. Lots of great stuff in this post. I guess I've never opened a 1989 Fleer Update set, because I don't think I've seen that Schmidt either. The Nomah insert is cool too. But my favorite card in the bunch is that Yaz. What a great looking action shot!

  2. Having never seen one before, I now really want one of those Tape Measure's!