Thursday, December 3, 2009

1994 Topps Black Gold #5


Texas Tea...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

1993 Topps Finest All-Stars #111


Dan over at Saints Of The Cheap Seats sent me a package early last week that included some awesome Cecil Fielder cards. It was just what I needed to get my butt back to posting! Thanks so much Dan!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

1990 Star Co. "Nova" #158

Looking back, it seems that the Star Company was a bit ahead of their time. These "sets" were produced in limited-number runs (500, 1,000, 5,000), included "parallels" (regular, Nova, Millenium, Diamond) with slighty different pictures ("variations"), and were super glossy with a decent card stock. Sounds like something I would collect today...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

1991 Fleer #709

A pair of "Home Run Kings" who, at the dawn of the steriod era, did it the old fashioned way... drug-free!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

1993 Denny's Grand Slam Hologram #25

Produced by the Upper Deck Co. and part of a 28-card set...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

1988 Topps Tiffany #618

A card on the "higher-end" of the Cecil collection spectrum (if you consider $2.50 "higher-end"), the '88 Topps Tiffany was a crisper, glossier version of it's regular issue...

The white card stock really makes the back pop. Montana's got a big ol' Butte...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1992 Upper Deck #255

This card sums up '92 Upper Deck for me. Fun, unique photography with a simple, iconic design that defined collecting in the early 90's. Nice folding chair!

Beautiful backside. He's lookin' at either a bomb or a fly-out to right-center!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

1990 "The Shanks Collection" HR Derby #1

No, I did not make this card. I picked it up at a show last weekend for a quarter...

Has a retro, "just learned photoshop" look to it. I have no idea who/what The Shanks Collection is. Very interesting back-side though...

Um, that IS NOT Cecil!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1994 Pacific Prisms Circular #18

The Pacific Trading Co. put out a beautiful, 36-card insert set in '94. Available in Circular and Triangular versions, these cards were preludes to Topps' "Super-X-Refractors"...

Just kidding. I don't know if that's true or not, but it sounded good.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

1997 Donruss #157

Cecil made his name with the Detroit Tigers, but got his Ring in '96 with the New York Yankees...


Cess is lookin' down at the 3rd base coach like, "What?! You want me to bunt?!".


Saturday, October 10, 2009

1993 Metz Baking Co. #7 (?)


My master checklist has this card as number 7, but for the life of me I can't find it on the back...


Thursday, October 8, 2009

2005 Topps Pristine "Legends Edition" Leading Indicators #LI-CF

What makes Cecil Fielder relics cool is that, to my knowledge, there are only a few. Most are found in the '05 Topps Pristine Legends sets. Good lookin' card, almost retro...


...except for the fact that it incorporates foil technology and has a piece of bat!


I love relics and certified auto's 'cuz they make you feel special... could the word CONGRATULATIONS be any bigger?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1992 Topps McDonald's Baseball's Best #1

In an era when baseball cards were vastly over-produced, "limited edition", oddball sets were all the rage. With a purchase of some "food" at Mcdonald's, you got a 5-card pack of sweet Topps cards. At only 44 cards, this set was packed with stars, including...


The black borders were a serious but welcome change for the Topps Co. at the time, and the gold foil was becoming industry standard. Both looked nice, but what an odd close-up of big Cess. Deep in thought, perhaps?

Gratuitious back shot...


Monday, October 5, 2009

1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier #44

A simple, clean-cut, no frills design. One of my favorites of the 90's...


Full color fronts deserve full color backs...


Thursday, October 1, 2009

1993 Upper Deck Fun Pack #186

Something for our "younger" readers. Fun Packs were obviously geared towards kids, with its colorful designs and wacky caricatures...



Thursday, September 24, 2009

1996 Leaf Preferred #85

The Donruss Company had a winner for a brief moment in 1996 with LP. Great design with a familiar pose for Big Daddy. Looks like a triple to me... ok a double... ahh, alright alright... a looooong single.


I love a big photo on the back. It takes up room, but if I want a players full, year by year stats breakdown, I'll go to


Sunday, September 20, 2009

1996 Pinnacle Summit #49

I've always wondered what a UD "Baseball Heroes" Fielder card would look like...


Tasteful gold foil on the front, and an interesting stat breakdown on the back...


Friday, September 18, 2009

At Long Last, I Present A Cecil Fielder Hanshin Tigers Card...



Big shout-out to Charlie's Collector's Corner on Ebay for having this weird and wonderful card. Not sure who the "Big League Star" company is, but I figured this had to be some sort of State-side team release (?), figuring if it was a Japanese release the text would be in Japanese.


Dated 1989, this card has no card number (should I put a handwritten 1/1 on the back? Just kidding!). I've been searching long and hard for a card (hey, I made a rhyme!) from Cecil's stint over-seas with the "other" Tigers, and this is what I came up with. Glorious.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

1988 Score #399 (of 660)

Score produced some colorful cards in '88, though none of the color schemes have anything to do with the player's team's colors...



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1996 Topps Chrome #157


I never got in to "chrome" technology, even though hardcore collectors swear by it...


Topps is king when it comes to shiney cards (think refractors, x-fractors, super-fractors, etc.).

Friday, September 4, 2009

1998 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #282

**Sorry for the long lay-off to my 6 loyal followers (and any stragglers who visit on occassion!). Between attending every home game I can in this exciting pennant race and classes starting I've been away from the interweb.**

Someone told me the other day that if the season we're to end now, the Tigers would play the Ex-Anaheim now Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the playoffs.


Now of the four AL teams that make our side of the playoffs, this match-up brings a smile to my face. I'm pretty sure we took the season series (even though it seems like every batter in their line-up has an average above .300!) and LAA is notoriously sloppy in post-season play (didn't they get swept last year after posting the leagues best record?).


Anyhoo, Big Daddy played for "Anaheim" briefly in 1998, hence the card. We won't hold it against him.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

1989 Upper Deck #364

Hey Upper Deck, what's up with the "no Cecil Fielder autographed 20 year anniversary buy-back cards"? How sweet would those look...


Dude, the back is awesome. Cecil + blue pants = classic. Nice stirrups too...


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1992 Donruss #27, #206, #20 of 26 & a MINI!

#27 (All-Star Card)


#206 (Base)


#20 of 26 (from McDonald's MVP Set)


And for people with tiny hands, Donruss-Mini, Series 1, #22 of 36