I collected baseball cards from the late '80s through 2002. Then I went to college and when I came out, I was lost. There were too many brands, sets, choices, relics, autos, parallels, variations. It was a turn off. Slowly I'm coming back.
So here is my lame attempt to venture back into the hobby. I'll buy a few packs of cards here and there, comment on some cards I have, send out some TTMs, and follow the progress of my Topps Yankees Project.
Let's finish up these Jaybarkerfan Epic flat rate boxes! Oh, by the way, two more have arrived since I started posting these. I'll never be caught up!
What a bad ass outfield this would have been! They would have tracked down everything in the air, especially in their younger days. Looks like these shots were both taken at the same time on team photo day!
Just before these boxes arrived, I almost bought this card for $1 at the LCS near my mother-in-law's house. I didn't buy it at the time, and then it shows up? Spooky stuff! Great Yankees Stadium shot, by the way.
Pogs! Or bottlecaps! My generation called these pogs. They got really big around 1994 for a short while. I never got into them, although I did get a case of them in my Easter Basket one year. I also remember trying to collect all of the World Cup ones in 1994.
And the card of the pack? A Tino bat relic, of course!
Total cards in pack: 30
Running total: 458
Another relic! This sweet Jordan Shipley has two jersey swatches and a piece of football. I don't have anything like it in my collection. Wes always hooks me up with sweet Bengals.
This Mickey Mantle card has always meant a lot to me. When it first came out, my mom was at the mall and noticed a small card show going on. She bought it for me for $5 and was really proud of it.
Fleer Ultra Pro Debut!
A great SI for Kids card of the Great Bambino!
More pogs! I just need a slammer and I'm all set!
And my card of the pack? I don't know why, but I just love this old Fleer Mattingly. The red, white, and blue, plus Mattingly's iconic follow through just make for an incredible card.