Monday, April 13, 2020

Darryl Strawberry: Where's the logo?

This is my 400th boring blog post! 

The nostalgic in me made me do it. Plus, adding it to my cards in Sportlots maximized a higher rate of shipping for some other cards it came with. Panini/Donruss pulled my heart strings with this one, but I'm a little disappointed they didn't color match the original blue of there iconic 1986 design.

They've clearly airbrushed some on this card, removing any trace of orange in the stripe down the rib cage of the jersey and legs of his pants. But they kept the orange on the batting glove and wrist bands.


The back of the card, too, harkens back to a decade more than three decades ago. But they put so little effort into it that, well, it's really disappointing. It's almost a Toppsian effort at laziness. Let's see...Let's go to his Baseball Reference page, copy the line of career totals, paste, and voila! Card back! 

The full caps, too, in the paragraph below it is also a bit much. Stop shouting! But then once you get past the shouting you are presented with some 1980s-style interesting content on the player. Bravo to that. 

The Lost Collector sent me a Random Act of Strawberry by sending me the Orange Holo parallel of the above card. He included another logo-less Strawberry card: 1990 Post. Logo-less cards of Strawberry are like strawberries, the fruit, without seeds. But still I'm grateful that AJ thought of me at all. 



Thanks AJ!

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on 400! I only wish I'd found your blog earlier so boring could have commenced much sooner. Nice new S'berrys. I was able to keep my eyes open long enough to comment.

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  2. I didn't know he landed right on 1,000 career RBIs. Nice number.

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  3. THAT WHITE LINE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PHOTO WHY IS IT THERE IT WASN'T THERE IN 1986 DONRUSS WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE NOTICING THIS?

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  4. Congrats on post #400! That blue stripe on Straw's jersey really throws that photo off.

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