Sunday, January 28, 2018

Whoops Gold

I got this Darryl Strawberry 1998 Ultra Gold Medallion, Card #394 from Sportlots seller whoops24. And I feel like this was the perfect card to get from this seller as it sort of describes the position, situation, what have you captured by the photographer. 

This is effectively the same card I blogged about recently, but this one is gold. And who doesn't like Gold? 

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

When a Baseball Card Might Not Be a Baseball Card???

So I got this 1998 Pinnacle Snapshots from alsports on Sportlots. Nothing against the seller at all, but this is about the most un-baseball card I think I have.

Even Strawberry's like, Wait, hold up....

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Monday, January 22, 2018


Got this six bad boys the other day. Hopefully they'll be good and be tasty.

Beer is probably less healthy than baseball cards. Like, for example, a paper cut is probably less damaging in the long run than a cut obtained from the aluminum or from glass.

These are:

Moat Mountain Brewing's Flavah of the Day IPA (North Conway, New Hampshire)
Victory Brewing's Mighty Things Imperial IPA (Downington, Pennsylvania)
14th Star Brewings's Tribute Double IPA (St Albans, Vermont)
Collective Arts Brewing's Radio the Mothership Imperial IPA (Hamilton, Ontario)
Backlash Beer Company's Hostile Takeover Double IPA (Roxbury, Massachusetts)
Shipyard Brewing Company's Finder New England IPA (Portland, Maine)

I've never had a Shipyard that I've liked---and had I realized that was the brewer I would have skipped it---so I'm interested to see if I like this. I normally call it Shityard because I'm juvenile.

Never had any of them so we'll see...

Our good friend The Chronicles of Fuji wanted a Darryl Strawberry card as a Mets player to counteract the Yankees cards I've been showing off as recent acquisitions. Bad news... there are a bunch more Yankees cards to come as I've been filling in heinous gaps. But, the good news is that here's a Mets card!

A classic. 1987 Fleer. This is the glossy version and shows Strawberry wearing a lot of clothes, so he's probably in Boston in July. Ha ha ha. Naturally that doesn't work as there wasn't inter league back then.  But this was taken probably during the 1986 season when the Red Sox lost to those Mets in the World Series.

Speaking of inter league play. Maybe I've asked this before: In favor or against it? But even if I have maybe I have new readers now or maybe your opinions have changed?

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

2 more Darryl Strawberry cards

acardman, from Sportlots, sent me these two cards when I sent him some cold hard electronic transfer cash. They are 1997 Ultra, Card #106 and 1998 Pacific Revolution, Card #103.

Batting practice shots are a lot like spring training shots, often. The saving grave of this card for me is the cursive script/font of Strawberry's name and the banner-like-thing beneath.

The late 1990s must have been a weird time for baseball as it's when designs started getting wicked technological and funky. This card looks fine in person but scans badly.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Darryl Breaks

In his 1998 Ultra, Card #394, Darryl Strawberry puts on the breaks.

This is yet another Sportlots purchase, this time from the one and the only jvickers, who I'm going to hit again sometime in the future.

I like this shot for some reason. You see it all the time in baseball. Was the third base coach stopping him? Was it a line drive that was caught? Something else? Who knows?

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Thursday, January 11, 2018


I goofed. I bought a dupe of this 1998 Bowman Chrome International card from Cubs1945 on Sportlots, mis-remembering a comment made on a previous blog post about Bowman Chrome International... The man behind the Chronicles of Fuji mentioned in a comment to a previous blog post that I needed the Chrome Refractor version but when I was on Sportlots I bought the base version by accident. D'oh! I'm a dummy. 

Hey: The Lost Collector: You want this one, too, with my other Strawberry-in-Pinstripes dupes?  

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Monday, January 8, 2018

He wasn't a rookie! Was he a star, though?

This is my 200th Blog Post. So, sorry for boring you all 200 times...

By inclusion Darryl Strawberry was deemed by Leaf in 1998 to be a "Rookies & Stars". This was a 339 card set that accompanied it's regular set of 200 cards.

This card is another Sportlots purchase, this time from dtrini12. Another happy transaction and another card to go in the box. I'm not really sure, if I'm being honest, that Strawberry was still a star in 1998. He certainly wasn't a rookie!

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

All the way from... Canada!

 Mike from Not Another Baseball Card Blog sent me three cards recently and they were the inaugural baseball cards I scanned on my new Epson V39, a Christmas present. I scanned them two different ways, testing out the quality and other settings so if you click them the fronts should appear a lot bigger and clearer than the scan of the backs.

In this batch, we have the 1985 Darryl Strawberry Topps card for being the #1 Draft pick in 1980. The other two are from Fleer's 1990 set.

Thanks so much, Mike!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Secret Santa, Part 2

So after Wes fessed up that he was my Secret Santa in Matt of Bob Walk the Plank's Secret Santa thingy, he told me that something else was coming my way that was sent to him as opposed to me. My mind was wondering. As luck would have it, the package was set to be delivered the day I left for a week's vacation. So my mind wondered even more.

When the packet arrived I knew it was baseball cards but I didn't fathom that it held so many. 101 to be exact (I couldn't five times to make sure that I got it right -- yes, I still count on fingers and toes).

101 of John Kruk's 1988 Donruss card. I scattered a bunch on my new home scanner, an Epson V39. This was the first baseball card scan I made. The one of my tushy came out great... anyone want to see that?

If you're interested in seeing part 1 of Wes's gift, click here!

Thanks Wes!

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