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...