Monday, November 20, 2017

Many formats, same Darryl Strawberry

The Sportlots seller acardman seems to have had, this time, everything I wanted which is why I bought 32 gazillion Darryl Strawberry's from him.

1985 brings to might a lot of memories, but none to fine as bicycling from my home the 1/2 mile or so to the 7-11 for Slurpees and baseball coins. I'm sure I'm not alone in having nothing but The Best Possible memories of this kind of thing. At the time in addition to the Straw man I quite liked, still, the Pirates so it was always awesome to pull a Tony Pena. And I remember getting George Brett's, Bret Saberhagen's, and of course, local boys Cal Ripken Jr., Rick Dempsey, and Eddie Murray.


I remember getting the Topps 3-D's, too.


Stickers! Boys collecting stickers!

This is a large format Donruss All-Star. I guess it was done to combat the Topps Super cards, 1985 for example. I really like this action shot of Strawberry leaving the batters box. I struck out so much when I played I never really had the chance. (I also walked a lot because I was so small the pitchers couldn't throw strikes.)


Donruss also did some Pop-up! This one looks like the seal may have been broken, but for $.18 or whatever who cares. It's a lovely card. Someone smarter or with a better memory (or both) than me will recognize the stadium this is inside of. I thought maybe Montreal? But I don't know.


Here are two disc cards that are the exact same except for the company or distributing name on the front. Am I fool for buying both? No, because they're the same but different. I'll get the rest if there are any, some day.



Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. acardman? Shoot, that's another one of my favorite sellers. You are really going to town on these Sportlots orders.
    FYI, I placed an order yesterday and picked out two Strawberry cards for you. I just now checked you master list. You collection is becoming LARGE!
    One in the '93 Hostess, which you already have. I guess I should have checked it before checking out!
    The other is a 1992 Fleer Citgo 7 Eleven card. I think you need that one. Don't buy that one if you come across it! I'll get it to you eventually! At 18 cents a pop Strawberry cards are hard to pass up!

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    1. Tom - Thanks! You're so thoughtful and I appreciate that. Dupes have a special place in my heart so no worries. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. I share the same fondness for those 7-11 coins. After baseball practice, I'd always ride down to the local 7-11 for a Slurpee and if the stars were aligned, they'd have the special cups with the coins in the bottom.

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    1. I don't think I could have a Slurpee these days, but I'd still take the coins!

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  3. The 1985 All Star game was played in the Metrodome in Minneapolis. I assume that is the stadium pictured on the fold out.

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    1. Hey Fred. Oh, great thought there and I'd bet your 100% right. Thank you!

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