Thursday, December 3, 2009

1994 Topps Black Gold #5

SPECIAL EDITION : SOTCS WEEK!

Texas Tea...



Sunday, November 29, 2009

1993 Topps Finest All-Stars #111

SPECIAL EDITION : SOTCS WEEK!

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...

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

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

1993 Metz Baking Co. #7 (?)

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

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Full color fronts deserve full color backs...

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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...

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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.

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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 Baseball-reference.com...

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

1996 Pinnacle Summit #49

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

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

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Friday, September 18, 2009

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

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BAM!

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.

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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...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1996 Topps Chrome #157

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

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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.

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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?).

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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...

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

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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

#27 (All-Star Card)

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#206 (Base)

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

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

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