Thursday, April 30, 2009

1993 Upper Deck #564

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There are lots of baseball cards with "cool" or "unique" photographs, but there's only a handful with two on the same card. This is one of them. How cool is it that "Big Daddy" is sliding head-first into 3rd base? Flip the card over, and Cec is behind the lens, auditioning perhaps for a career after baseball. Two great pics on a card that was one of the last Fielder cards I remember collecting. I stopped on top of the game (in my young mind). '93 was UD's 5th year in the card game and a winner it was. Simple, classic designs teamed with great photography made this set a winner.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1991 Topps All-Star #386

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Cecil made his first of three All-Star game appearances in 1990 (his breakout season in which he belted 51 HR's). Unlike nowadays (think Topps Series 3), if you were an All-Star one year, it wouldn't be until the following year that you would have a baseball card honoring your achievement, hence the 1991 Topps Cecil Fielder All-Star card.

Other variations of this exact card include Topps Tiffany, Topps Micro, Topps Desert Storm, and O-Pee-Chee. The standard (pictured) goes for about a quarter, with the variations being a few cents more, except the Desert Storm version, which is tough to find.