Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wiz Kid

Mark M of the excellent Baseball Beyond Batting Average podcast and his son recently started shedding years worth of baseball cards on Twitter. I was the lucky claimant of the Washington Nationals cards and in the box, Mark included a few bonus pieces. No, I'm not going to show the 200+ cards he sent, I'm mean but not that cruel, but I though I'd show off the few cards...

The first is this magnificent 1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz card.

Now, that is exciting.

Also, Mark graciously took the time to peruse my Strawberry needs list and found two other cards missing from my collection: 1991 Donruss Grand Slammers and 1992 Classic. The latter was accidentally completely missing from my list.

Mark included three unopened packs of cards for 1987 Donruss, 1990 Fleer, and 1992 Stadium Club Series 1.

While all the above are totally awesome... the pièce de résistance was another custom hand-drawn card. This time, John Kruk's 1989 Topps Traded card.

One word, two syllables:  STUNNING.

Mark I am much obliged to you and  your son for your kindness. Thank you so much!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I don't think I've seen that 1991 Donruss. It's cool!

    1. I can tell you it was new to me, too! As was that Wiz. Brought back some memories thinking about that long gone darling of a store!

  2. That 1991 Mets Wiz card is really cool. The card number got me interested in the set. Looks like it's part of a 450 card set that was used as some sort of stadium giveaway.

  3. I've had a few of those Wiz cards (there are also a few Yankees sets) on my searchlist for a while and can never pull the trigger on them. One of these days…

    Also I think the Grand Slammers were Factory Set inserts.