Friday, September 14, 2018

Darryl Strawberry: Topps Tribute

This is Darryl Strawberry's 2009 Topps Tribute card. I think it's a beaut. The really white borders remind me of 1998 Fleer which I liked a lot; it's just missing those red and blue stripes.

This is another one of those cards where Straw's pose is very reminiscent, to me, of Curtis Granderson's stance and swing.

The coloring on the back of the card is like parchment or papyrus, even, and I think is a really nice looking back.  In 1986 you'd have thought Strawberry's four World Series championships would have been a Mets Dynasty. Not the cross-town team.

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  1. It is sad to think of what could have been with both Stawberry and Golden careers had they not gotten involved with drugs.

    1. I know. It pains me to this day to think of what might have been. I still think, too, that the Mets failure to win another World Series from 1987 to 1990 is one of the greatest sports let downs ever.

  2. I haven't seen a card from this Tribute set in quite some time, but you are right in that they are beautiful cards.

  3. I had only been back in the hobby for a short time (maybe a year or so), when this product was released and I love, love, loved it. I really wanted to bust a box of this stuff to pull one of the autographed memorabilia cards. Not as big a fan of that stuff anymore, but the base cards have definitely stood the test of time. Nice Strawberry.