Friday, July 19, 2019

Random cool cards.

Today I don't have much a plan for a post, but I want to show some cards that I think are cool. I might make this into a  regular theme, but I'm not sure. Introduction aside, here are the cards:
This is just a wonderfully wacky back. I don't think I have to explain it too much. Why can't we have more backs like this?
On the front this just looks like a regular card. A nice picture, but nothing too out of the ordinary. But on the back:
Another beautifully bizarre back, exhibit B in the case for returning to pictures on baseball card backs. Though if we did it might just be like the pictures on the back of 1991 Fleer.
Now this is a nice picture. He's signing autographs, his glove is on his head, there's a disembodied hand, and there's even a policeman lurking in the background. Need I say more?
On the front 1995 Topps Stadium Club is just a regular set. Straight laced and respectable. But when you turn it over:
The back is shockingly psychedelic . Just nuts. Now lets compare it to 1995 Fleer, an infamous set also released in 1995:
( Sorry for the picture. I didn't bring all my cards on vacation so I can't do it again)
Very similar. Neither of these monstrosities would have been made in any other time.
After all that craziness, I think I'll close this out with something more regular:
Actually for a long time I thought it was some sort of crazy painting around Dustin Hermanson, before I finally realized that he was standing in the a cornfield. Though that's still pretty weird.
Anyway, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

More nickel box adventures: Part 2

( I started writing this post last Tuesday,but didn't do much.Then we left on vacation, and I haven't had much time on the computer since.)

I was on cloud nine going through that nickel box last month. There was a pretty much endless assortment of awesome cards, like the above TCS Ty Cobb.
This definitely was a surprise. It is probably the heaviest card I own, and when I drop it, it clangs. They don't call it Leaf Steel for nothing.
I'm kinda hoping that Bartolo Colon get's back in pro ball. Baseball should always have a couple  45  year old pitchers surviving on pure guile.
The only reason I get DK is because of the player selections. I don't exactly have a large amount of Tony Lazzeri's.

On April 13. 2009, Nick Swisher came in relief in a blow out loss, pitching 1 shutout inning, with 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. I think there should be more cards of position players pitching. One reason is that it's easy to trace the games, which is nice, but it's also just cool.
I also got about 4-500 Conlon cards for just $2 from the guy with the nickle box. At 1st I didn't really realize how good the deal was, but it was great. There were a lot of duplicates though.
Pretty nice.
I collect Randy Johnson, so this is a nice early card of him.
I also collect Chris Sale. I hope he gets back into form this year, because I at least want him to do well, if not the Red Sox. He's a great pitcher.
I got a couple of these Investor's Journal cards a while back, but I still they're  very odd. 
I got the Ty Cobb from this set a while ago, and this is a welcome addition.
I'm always happy to get Ichiro cards, and these 2 are nice. The photo for the Bowman is better, but I like the Leaf design more, so it kind of evens out.
This was nice to get. The SABR baseball card blog recently had a post about this set, which was for a game, if I remember correctly.
And for the last card of today, this unique Orel Hershiser.

Thanks for reading!