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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