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.