Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1992 Donruss ~The Elite Series~ (#34 of 36)

Something from the "high-end" of my collection. Serial-numbered to 10,000 (!), these gems were some of the most sought after cards of the junk wax era. When cards have print runs of 300,000, it puts being #'d/10,000 in perspective...

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Dick Perez not only painted, he also (apparently) worked in holo-foil.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

1993 Upper Deck "Reggie Jackson's Clutch Performers" #R9

Mr. October weighing in on the big fella. According to an Ebay seller, very rare and hard to find...

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...unless you can type sportlots.com in your browser, where you can find about 20 for $.18...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1992 Starting Lineup

Guess who's back! More like "The Cecil Fielder Card Of The Every Other Month"! Just kidding of course...

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Brought to you by the fine people at Kenner. I had a ton of these and took every single one out of the box. What a fool! I coulda been a hundrednaire!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

1998 Topps #374

Somewhere over the rainbow? Nope. At least not in the traditional sense, but all the variations from '98 Topps nontheless...

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Base, Minted In Cooperstown, and Rays and Diamondbacks Inaugural Season.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1996 E-XL #59

The obligatory "Happy St. Patrick's Day" post...

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DEEP!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1992 Fleer League Leaders #692

Remember when baseball card sets were like 700+ cards? I do...

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The '92 Fleer set was 732 cards deep, not including the inserts (such as the "Rookie Sensations"). You can get a box on the 'Bay for around $15 bucks ($5 BIN + $10 shipping) or a complete, factory sealed set for around $20 shipped. Cards of value for that particular year were found in the "Updates" set (which featured Tim Wakefield's rookie card!!!!).

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Monday, March 14, 2011

1991 Studio #53

Just got done watching Fab Five on ESPN. Tough to watch at times, but the truth hurts, and pain builds character. Pretty much the awesomest 2 hours of televsion I've watched in months. So let's take it back to '91...

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Love the cheesy black and white, yearbook-style photo. Hate the teenie-tiny black and white Tigers' logo in the bottom left-hand corner ~~takes out magnifying glass~~...

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Though I'm a Chip and bleed maroon 'n gold, I grew up watching and loving Michigan basketball... and tomorrow I'm wearing black socks to work.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball

Taken from the SLU Talking Baseball Toronto Blue Jays team set...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

1997 Limited Counterparts #47

Brought to you by Leaf/Donruss...

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"LED AL FIRST BASEMEN WITH 143 RBI IN 1996"

And his "counterpart"...

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"T-5th AMONG AL FIRST BASEMEN WITH 117 RBI IN 1996"

Tied for 5th? C'mon son. I love having Cecil on as many cards as possible, but they were scraping the bottom of the barrel here. Big Daddy was barely in the top 10 for RBI in '96, overall and just in the AL (tied for 10th). I wonder if it has to do more with the pinstripes he's wearing and less with the stats.

For more great cards with weak stats, check out Grand Cards review of Topps 60.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1993 Fleer Pro-Visions #3

Hands down and by far my favorite insert set of all-time...

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Dude. It's Cecil rockin' what could possibly be a Hattori Hanzo. 'Nuff said...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

1996 Topps Laser #105

Cecil's last (half) year as a Tiger...

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And the winner is...

Congrats to Steven for correctly answering yesterday's trivia question and subsequently winning some 2011 Topps cards! Steven, please email me with your address so I can send you out your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The correct answer was Blue Jays, Tigers, Yankees, Angels, and Indians. Grand Cards, I have been searching for the past month or so trying to find a picture of him in an Cleveland uniform to no avail. I'm almost positive there are no official cards of him in one, but somebody had to of snapped a photo. Media guide? Program? Oh well, it would look weird nontheless.

Thanks again everyone and stayed tuned for a Cecil card tonight.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cecil Fielder Sunday Trivia Question (UPDATED)

Name the five Major League Baseball teams that Cecil Fielder has played for (note - yes, he was orginally drafted and signed with the Kansas City Royals but never played with them).

Comments are now enabled, thanks for the emails. Sorry 'bout that!

Rules - You must be a follower of the blog to be eligible for the prize. Only one entry/comment per follower please. All correct entries will go into the Randomizer and one winner will be drawn. More info (if needed) can be found below in yesterday's post.

Prize - A 2011 Topps Retail Hanger Box from Target. 72 cards in the box, including an exclusive Target only Ruby Red Insert card. Shipped free, of course.

I'll put the comments on hide to be fair, and keep the contest open until Midnight (EST). Good luck to everyone and thanks for participating!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cecil Fielder Trivia Contest: Prize and Rules


Tomorrow afternoon we're gonna give away some free 2011 Topps cards, specifically, a 2011 Retail Hanger Box from Target. Just a little thank-you to the people who follow the blog, and of course an obvious way to rack up a few more followers ;).

Sunday I'll ask a Cecil related trivia question, which you can answer in the comments section. To be eligible for the prize, you must be a follower of the blog (and have the right answer, of course). New followers (meaning those who join after this post) will get 1 entry in the drawing, and those 18 of my original followers who participate will get 2 entries in the drawing. Please only 1 entry/answer/comment per follower. I will use Randomizer.org to choose the winner.

Hopefully this will be the first of many contests here at TC-TCFCOTEOD (OK, maybe not many but more than a few!). See everyone (I hope) tomorrow! In the meantime, here's a nice little blurb on Sess from Tigers.com...

http://m.mlb.com/det/news/article/2011022116693692/

Friday, February 25, 2011

1995 Kraft Singles "Superstars" #3, plus a contest this Sunday!!!

First and foremost, mo' chedda, courtesy of Kraft...

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Of his 1,313 career hits, 787 of them were "singles"...

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Special thanks to everyone who participated in Cheese Week. It was fun and we'll do it again sometime.

SUNDAY 2/27 - CECIL TRIVIA CONTEST! - WIN 2011 TOPPS CARDS! - MORE DETAILS TOMORROW!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1992 Mootown Snackers #10

As impromptu Cheese Week rolls on (courtesy of a psuedo-request by our good friend at Grand Cards)...

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Sargento cheeses are the preferred shredded cheeses at our house (shameless plug for a possible future sponsor?).

The "Autograph Series" features a facsimile of Big Daddy's mark...

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Monday, February 21, 2011

1993 Kraft Singles "Superstars" #7

Pop-up cards that were found in cheese slices...

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

1992 Upper Deck Homerun Heroes #HR2

After a long winter, it's time for position players and part-time bloggers to report. Time to blow the dust off my scanner...

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...and Cecil blows the dust off his whoopin' stick. Checks to make sure it's his.

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