Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Slew of Cards

Nick V (Twitter) sent me some cards recently. A slew of them that nicely fit into three categories: Washington  Nationals, John Kruk, and Darryl Strawberry.

The Nationals include: 2013 Topps Chasing History Jordan Zimmerman, 2018 Big League Eric "Scheduled ND or Loss" Fedde, Max Scherzer and Daniel Murphy, and 2017 Stadium Club Stephen "The Orchard" Strasburg.

The backs of the Big League cards are brilliant. The "Did You Know" in particular: "Max holds the unofficial U. of Missouri record for eating three Chipotle burritos in one sitting" and "Daniel's school yearbook at age 11 reveals that he wanted to be an 'insurance person'."

The John Kruk's, which are in such glorious condition that I need to look at my primary cards for these to see if I can replace them, are: 1987 Topps, 1989 Topps, and 1990 Score.

The Darryl Strawberry's are in a similar fashion to the Kruk's. Beautiful, sharp corners, good squaring of the borders. Very nice. 1986 Topps, 1987 Topps Mets Leaders, 1987 Topps All-Star, 1989 Topps, 1990 Topps, 1990 Fleer, 1990 Upper Deck, 1991 Topps, and 1992 Upper Deck.

Then, of course, as is only natural, there are the 1995s...Yeah... you know where this is going...Strawberry as a Giants. Collector's Choice, Donruss, Pacific, Select, and, the pièce de résistance, 1995 Fleer.

You know, Nick... Well, here's the deal. Up to a point I was totally stoked to get the cards, but I have to be honest---because I know that's what you want me to be---95% of me died when I saw that 1995 Fleer card. But, I'm a BIG man. I'm a (mostly) Good person; so I'll look passed this this one time. Ok. I think we understand each other now. I really do.

Here is a scan of the 1995 Pacific card which is a much easier card to look at than some others from that year...

He just looks weird not in a Mets uniform. And, as much as I hate to say it, even he looks more normal in a Yankees uniform than as a Giants. I love the design of the front of this card; the baseball with the team name on it and the year curving around it... just pleases me aesthetically.

Thanks for the cards. Even that one.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That Pacific is great and one of the best-timed photos of his batting kick. Glad you enjoyed them.

    1. It truly is a nicely timed shot! Thank you very much for sending it on to me.

  2. Yeah... seeing him as a Giant is weird, but gotta admit that Pacific card is sweet. They did a great job with photo selection on that card.