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!

20 comments:

  1. Amazing achievement, congratulations!

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

    Your certificate is in the mail.

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    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"...

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

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

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

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

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  9. Congrats on joining the 1K Club!

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