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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Saturday, August 15, 2009

1996 Fleer Ultra #58

Fleer released Ultra in '91(?) and it was a bit boring to say the least. Over the years, upgrades in design quality made it a hit with collectors in the mid 90's ('93 was my favorite).

Big Daddy went deep from the look of things...

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Less is more. Logo, name, team. Silver foil. The back is crazy busy, though...

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

1992 Studio #173

Simple, clean, and unique. If that's what Leaf was going for when they released Studio, then they succeeded. '92 was Studio's second year. As for value, I saw a Barry Bonds on Ebay for 6 cents, so I'm assuming that the Cecil is pretty worthless to a non-Fielder/Tiger collector...

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The stats/info on the back of the card is pretty different than what you'd find on a standard card back. I like the "Loves To Face/Hates To Face" stats and the "Up Close" feature. His favorite stuff is similar to mine, though my favorite book is Where The Sidewalk Ends.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

1996 Upper Deck SP #81

If you liked silver foil and holographic/early chrome technology, then you loved '96 SP...

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Cecil was primarily known for his bat, but Upper Deck seemed to be the only company that featured Big Daddy doing other "baseball" things, like throwing, fielding, and sliding. Oh, and recieving awards...

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I tried to zoom in and see what it was. All I could read was his name and a Boys & Girls Club-type logo. Big Brothers/Big Sisters perhaps?

Anyways, I was always a big fan of the abbreviated stats and a larger, secondary pic on the back, so old school UD will always have a place in my heart. Good luck guys.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

1988 Fleer #110

One of Fleer's ugliest/most puzzling card designs. But that's not the reason we're here.

I was at the batting cages today and wondered when was the last time I seen a Major Leaguer wear his ball cap under his batting helmet?

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Asked and answered, courtesy of Big Daddy. Now let's hit it from the back...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009