Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Darryl Strawberry: 1990 cards

Hey. Today I'm featuring a veritable hodge-podge of 1990 Darryl Strawberry cards. It's fascinating to see the oddballs and major releases side by side like this. I think so, at least. Do you? 

First of the the 1990 Baseballs Finest Stars set. It irks me that Baseballs is plural rather than possessive. (And why is the (team name) in parentheses?) This is a ten card set featuring the biggest names in the game of baseball. And Ben McDonald. 

Then we get 1990 Bowman Tiffany. The card front is really rather boring compared to the beauty of the card back. I know some do not like the stats layout on the back, but I find it wonderful. 

1990 Living Legends Gray card, now, featuring Strawberry and Howard Johnson. This is a twelve card, cross-sport set. It irks me that the front says Legends and the back Living Legend. And this is the only card in the set feature two players. Players representing baseball, basketball, and football are in the set. So why are golf and tennis depicted on the card back. I have NO idea what's going on with that one sport on the left, in-between the football punter and tennis player.  

And lastly, we have the 1990 O-Pee-Chee card. I had to re-buy this one as I got rid of it mistakenly thinking it was the regular Topps card. I prefer to see the OPC on the card front. Rather than hiding it in the copyright line on the back and with le texte fran├žais on the back. You down with OPC? Yeah you know me!

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  1. Judging by the hands I think that guy is an amateur boxer (that is, it looks like he's wearing boxing gloves) but I wouldn't want to put money on it.

    1. I agree with Brett, definitely a boxer.
      On a different note, I didn't know there was Bowman Tiffany set. Thanks for educating me!

  2. I'm definitely down with OPC... and Naughty by Nature.