Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bob's Throwback Strawberry

Hi. This is a card that came as a surprise to me from Matt, formerly--but also sporadically--of the blog  Bob Walk the Plank.

It's of the 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads - Throwback Collection Material Prime card for Darryl Strawberry. He's depicted as a Dodger in this photo which is maybe how some people choose to remember him.

They are wrong to do that.

I, of course, think of Strawberry as first and foremost a Mets player. Last weekend Strawberry's 36 year record as the Mets Rookie HR king was broken* by something called Pete Alonso. The * denotes that I will forever contest Alonso's clout because there is something amiss with the baseballs as many players and reporters have contended.

This card is serial numbered 5/25. I feel lucky to have have it. I have to try to figure out which part of the jersey is comes from. A letter? A number? Maybe part of the "r" or "s" at the end of the team name?

Thank you Matt! This is outstandingly generous of you!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Could it be the top-right portion of the letter "A" in Strawberry?

  2. Sweet card! Good to see Matt's name is still popping up on blogs from time to time.

    1. Thanks! Matt's just haunting us all now. I don't mind it at all.