Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Recent(ish) COMC order

Earlier this year, in May, Check Out My Cards offered a sale on their website. This was just the impetus I needed to actually buy my first cards in a few months. Though in the end I don't think I did something right as I didn't get free shipping; but whatever. I got cards! Darryl Strawberry cards, too.

I concentrated on 1991 and earlier, filling in some needs from when Strawberry was playing with his one true team, the New York Mets.

Here's a list of the cards:

1986 Sportflics #56 with Steve Sax and Pete Rose    
1986 Sportflics #97
1987 Fleer Glossy #23  
1987 Fleer Glossy #629 Magic Mets  with (CarterFernandezGoodenHernandez)SSS
1987 Fleer Glossy #638 Sluggers from the Left Side (with Don Mattingly)    
1987 Fleer Glossy #WS11 (with Ray Knight)
1987 Leaf/Donruss #4, Diamond King
1987 Topps Glossy Send-Ins #32  
1987 Topps Woolworth Baseball Highlights #29 (with Marty Barrett)
1988 Fleer Glossy #151    
1988 Fleer Glossy #637 / (with Eric Davis) SS    
1988 Fleer Award Winners #40    
1988 Fleer Baseball MVP's #37
1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Talking Baseball, Card #22
1989 Fleer Glossy #49
1990 Bowman Tiffany #141
1991 Topps Tiffany #402 AS

And now (now now) the moment you've all been waiting for: Here are the cards! With some commentary.

There is something weird going on above; seeing a Pete Rose/Darryl Strawberry face-mash thing is super weird.

This card reminds me of Jeff Pearlman's wonderful The Bad Guys Won. Though a couple of those guys are more misfits than magicians.

The above four "glossy" Fleer cards are pretty sweet. I particularly like the one with Mattingly.

Uh, Ray, where is your hand?

A lot of people like Diamond Kings. I think this one is particularly awful.

This send-in glossy All-Star card is all kinds of sweet; as is the Woolworth's Baseball Highlights card from the 1986 World Series. I think the photograph is fantastic with both players looking at the upmire and his left arm calling Strawberry safe just visible. Mmm. Depicts a kind of edge-of-your seat intensity of which the World Series is known.

These two cards, the Award Winners above and Baseball MVP's below, are from two of Fleer's 8,638 30 to 40 card sets that they were issuing back in the late 1980s. If they were around today I'd look for the 150k issues of position players with more than 150 strikeouts per year.

More Fleer glossy, the base card below is beautiful. The card with Eric Davis is pretty nice too considering they were childhood friends. Man, they were fearsome.

Every order seems to include a dupe...the above Starting Lineup card is the dupe. Dope!

Another Fleer glossy, this time 1989 base. 

The above 1990 Bowman and below 1990 Topps All-Star card are Tiffany set issues. As usual they are bright and stunning.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That's a great bunch of Straws right there!

  2. I love the Starting Lineup Talking Baseball card. The unlicensed uniform makes it look like a Little League uniform I woe back in the early 90's.