Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Guess What? More Darryl Strawberry cards! #Shocker

Seller "leonardb" has a great card collection and I'm making a habit, it seems, of buying them from him via Sportlots. I have to give a shout out again to P-Town Tom for introducing me to that website; and then curse him too at the same time for making me spend my money.

In that order I bought four cards and/or stickers. The first two being stickers from 1987.

1987 Topps Stickers #103

No! I did not buy this for Johnny Grubb. That looks, too, like Keith Hernandez's mustache, too, in the photo with Grubb right? So this must be from Spring Training.

Next up this gem: 1987 Topps Stickers #159

That was one fierce batting stance. I was a righty, but in our driveway I would stand like this, all 4'8" of me (didn't break five feet until 10th grade in 1989), and launch some of my brothers offerings across the street.

And then there is the 1999 Finest Base Set #38. Are we supposed to remove that covering? I am figuring NOT since I bought it 18 years later and it's still on it...

This was my favorite card in the group: 1999 Upper Deck Base Set #159. I love the shot, it's so casual yet such a great part of the game of baseball. You have to think that about five years before this autographs might have been very hard to come by as Strawberry was in the midst of his struggles with drug abuse. And that same Strawberry might have had a hard time imaging he'd still be playing in 1998 or 1999. A classic card that looks great here and could certainly be a Stadium Club card now.

Looking at the back of the card... I effing love the MLB logo. If I were ever going to get a tattoo, it might very well be that (for a while I thought about getting the London Underground map on my back.

Thanks for stopping by, homey's.


  1. Man, that's the second of my "go-to" sellers you've hit up. Well done! Keep opening that wallet... there's tons of gems on that site!

    1. I keep selecting the same sellers as you and I'm glad that I am as I've been nothing short of 125% satisfied!