Thursday, December 28, 2017

Darryl Strawberry's Ultra Gold Medallion

Hey there everybody! It's early in the morning here and I'm up with a fresh cold...I should be sleeping but I was sniffling so much I was annoying myself and feared annoying my wife to the point where I'd be bludgeoned. How have your holiday's been? I hope restful, with lots of cookies (the edible kind, NOT the internet kind).

It occurred to me that I hadn't blogged for a while which was really selfish since I know how each of my two average daily visitors keeps clicking "refresh" on the blog every few seconds. So, without further ado...

Continuing with my ages old Sportlots purchases of Darryl Strawberry card, we come now to his 1997 Ultra Gold Medallion Edition, Card #G106, acquired from tperkins in trade. In exchange for the card, I traded him cash. Perfect transaction.

The in-the-swing photograph is one of my favorite action shots in all of sports. I try myself to capture the bat swinging whenever I am at a game no matter how far away my seat is. In fact, just this year I almost got it at the game I skived off work to attend when the Pirates and Red Sox made up a rain out on 13 April.

Here McCutchen is just after he hit the ball that ended up being home run into the seats above the Green Monster. This was his first of the year and scored Jordy Mercer. Video here.

The ball may be visible above the Gulf sign??? Maybe?

Here is McCutchen NOT swinging at a very visible, hittable ball later in the game with Marte at first before he was suspended for PEDs.

I wish Cutch has swung because the Sox pitcher, Eduardo Rodriguez sucks. I was at a game at Fenway on 25 June 2015 against the Orioles and he blew chunks, at one point giving up about seven consecutive hits.

A lot is going on in this blog post. Appreciate you sticking it out!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Ahhh... pictures of sunshiny baseball in the middle of winter. You're the best, Peter!
    Hope you feel better soon and happy holidays.

    1. Thanks, Tom! It is nice to think about all that sunshine and warmth (though not in Boston in April) that's coming our way. especially at the moment. Feeling worse now, but you've gotta go there to come back...

  2. Hope you feel better. I've spent the past two days in bed dealing with the flu.

    1. That's no good at all. And I hope that you're feeling better really quickly.