Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2004 Topps Darryl Strawberry from Tom O! And More!

Waiting 'Til Next Year Tom (aka P-Town Tom) sent me the following Darryl Strawberry card. This is the veritable cherry---I mean---strawberry on top of his previous Kruk/Strawberry package, which I tweeted about, but didn't blog about yet.

That package had a bunch of Toys 'R Us The Rookies Kruk's and 1986 Topps Traded Kruk's and a righteous 1989 Baseball's Best Strawberry card.

Tom is awesome.

Back to the newer card. This card came as a surprise. These kinds of surprises are ok.

What are some surprises that are not ok?

The card? Well, it is the 2004 Topps Signature Retired Edition Black SN99. This is 13/99.

I see no signatures on the card, so I guess this is an error or they used invisible ink or something? The back of the card is wonderful. I really love the band of orange his vitals are on. The photograph on the front is beautiful, too. The logo is fantastic too. I like the dang card.

Thanks Tom!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I have a 2018 Strawberry Stadium Club auto if you want it. Just email me bstryker81@gmail.com

  2. Glad you liked the card! Yeah, I'm scratching my head about the lack of an autograph as well.

    1. Tom! I love all the cards! Thank you so much. Check your mail box in a few days.

  3. The ‘04 Signature card you have is a parallel of a base card in the set. There was a base set and it had an insert set that had autographs on it. If that isn’t confusing enough, there is a Chrome set as well (Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown is collecting the autograph cards from the Chrome sets).

  4. It took me decades to properly appreciate Broders. Now I have a small box dedicated to them.