Wednesday, June 9, 2021

1,000 Unique Darryl Strawberry Baseball Cards

Last week I hit a major milestone in my PC of Darryl Strawberry baseball cards. I hit 1,000 unique cards. Since then I've gotten one more, and now rest at 1,001. A nice palindrome number.  I had a little healthy, friendly competitive motivation for this after awesome guys like Tom and AJ hit 1,000 Ryne Sandberg and Tino Martinez cards last year (within days of each other). Frankly, I wanted to me in the 1K Club too! 

I hit 900 last year at some point, but I do not remember when as I got more than a hundred new Strawberry cards between January and December. But that's like so in the past. I put in an order for 12 cards from Burbank Sports Cards (pricey, over all, but really freakin' good stock from which to choose). Then I went to my spreadsheet to discover that I was exactly12 cards shy & got very, very excited. The order included 3 Kruk cards which I'll show on Friday. 

So, here are the 12 cards. (Show in date order; the 1,000th card is noted.)

A nice Broder-style card to lead things off. 1988 Baseball's Best Series II. 

This is the 1992 Upper Deck Gold Hologram card. Strawberry's looking statuesque, and almost like a wax figure you'd find in Madame Tussauds. The card back is spiffy as I really like shots like this were players are signing autographs.

And 1993 Pacific Spanish. "Jardinero". Like the above card, this one features home uniform on the recto; road uniform on the verso. A nice juxtaposition.

2004 Donruss Classics. This is a SN card 617 of 1999. It's nice as it reminds me of Boston, whose area code is 617.

2004 Donruss World Series Blue

2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams: 1986 (this was the 1,000 card!)

2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams: 1988

2005 Donruss Champions

2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber

2005 Donruss Throwback Century Stars. I think I actively dislike this card. It's weird, isn't it? 

2020 Topps Allen & Ginter Longball Lore

2020 Topps Triple Threads: This card is very thick.

And for good measure, the 1,001st card was: 1990 Blue Sox Sports Superstars & Rookies Superset.

Super! Those Timeless Teams cards were, for me, new. Never saw them before and oh do I find them really attractive. 

A lot of you out there sent me cards out of kindness or in trade. Thank you for helping me get here.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Amazing achievement, congratulations!

  2. The back of those Timeless Teams cards is very nice.

  3. Congratulations. 1000 different cards of one player is something I can't imagine getting to.

    OTOH, it's amazing to think that with all his 1/1s and custom art sketch cards, Brian might someday have 1,000 actually *unique* Andrew McCutcheon cards!

    1. Thanks, Brett! Brian's collection is simply incredible.

  4. Congrats on joining the club! Your certificate of membership will be in the mail shortly. AJ is our secretary, so reach out to him if it doesn't arrive in 7 to 10 business days.

  5. Amazing accomplishment, and welcome to Club 1K! Love seeing your progress on Strawberry cards.

    Your certificate is in the mail.

    1. this brotherhood is awesome. I mean, I don't even have to wait in line in the grocery store. People hand me beers. Girls, well, You know how that goes when you tell 'em your a "1Ker"...

  6. Congratulations! 1000 different cards is super impressive. That Pacific Jardinero card is awesome! Pacific photography is heavily underrated.

    1. Yes, Pacific hit a home run with that card. Thanks, Mark.

  7. Congrats! I have to say I understand this player pursuit more than some of the others.

  8. Congrats on the milestone. That 1000th card is a really nice one.

  9. Congrats on joining the 1K Club!