Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Joy of Sets: 1990 Donruss

Unlike the last two posts, I combined the cards I received from Night Owl and T, along with cards from other trades when putting them into the set.

I scanned the cards I didn't have added yesterday when I did this. 

Diamond Kings and Rated Rookies all over the place here. 

Jays and Expos mainly went into the respective binder collections, but there were a few I needed for the set as well. 
Also, Jeff Reardon as a Twin

1990.. Lots of head shots in the cards as well. 

Walker does not look pleased in that photo. 

The Stewart cards are different.. One is the Error version with the "Recent Major League Performance" on the back, while the other one has the "All Star Performance" on the back

MVP inserts. 
The Bell one looks like his hat was photoshopped into the picture. 

As always, thanks to those who sent me cards to get this set closer to finished!

The remaining cards needed are listed Here

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Joy of Sets: 1990 Topps

I know I just did this yesterday, and was planning on doing 1990 Donruss today, but I found a batch of 1990 Topps I forgot I had received from T at Supporting the Minnow. 

It did cut down some of my list. I'll show the ones that added to my collection. 

(My wantlist I posted yesterday has also been updated)

Aren't they beautiful? 

Well, I'm going to go take a nap since I have to go do some more driving today and I got next to no sleep last night 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Set Collecting: 1990 Topps

This afternoon I received a box in the mail from the Night Owl. 
I opened the box and staring back at me was a bunch of 1990 goodness... 

Topps and Donruss

I went through the Topps cards tonight and can now update my collection status on it. 

The Mattingly and Biggio are completely new to me. The McCaskill is the second in my collection, going into the Canadians binder. 

One of these three is not like the others.. 
The Gozzo card is one of two I need. This one went into the set, the second I get at some point will go into the binder. 

In general, the non-Expos/Jays I needed were the more well-known players.
The Walker is one of three I need for my collections. As before, this one will go into my set, while the next one will go into the Expos binder, and the final one will go into the Canadians. 

Now, to update what I need:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Joy of a Completed Set

At long last, I can say I'm done the 1987 Topps set.. (sort of...)

I finally got this card today. A member of a trading card group on Facebook was nice enough to send this to me gratis. 

So now my set is complete. To fully, completely, ultimately put this to rest, I need three variation cards


All three are the error version with no trademark beside the logos. 

That said, it's nice to finally be able to check this card off my want list.. In a cruel twist of the knife, I've been holding onto my friend's OPC version of this card... So it was taunting me in both official languages lol 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

More Premier

Yesterday I showed off some 1992 OPC Premier I received in a surprise package. 
One thing I talked about was the photography being... Interesting..

Today I'm going to show some 1991 OPC Premier as a comparison.

All of these will be Jays and Expos. 
Ron Hassey is shown here at the end of his career. He ended up catching a Perfect Game in 1991, becoming the first catcher to catch one in each league.

More Jays and Expos. 
I need a second Denis Boucher for my Canadians binder. 

In general, the photography in the 1991 Premier is much better than it is in the 1992 version. I don't know what happened. It's almost like they hired chimpanzees to take photos. 

For my collection purposes, I need two cards...

One more Denis Boucher
34: Delino DeShields.

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Blogging Life Raft from the Minnow

I was sitting here most of the day trying to decide what I wanted to write about.. 
I realize it's been a couple days since I last blogged, so I wanted to get something written. 

Then I remembered the Big Box of Goodies I got from Supporting the Minnow. I grabbed a pile of cards from my collection and added what he had given me from that set.. 

The set? One of the more... Unique.... Sets... 1992 O Pee Chee Premier. 

The reason I say unique? 

Well, we have standard photos like this one, where Dan Gladden is looking out at the field. I don't know if he's squinting or if he's simply confused as to what he's seeing on the field. 

 Many posed photos here, mainly in Spring Training, though many are from games as well. 

 Wayne Rosenthal looks unimpressed there, while Bret Barberie is looking like he's trying to pick someone up. 
Doug Jones hanging out in the dugout and Rob Dibble mid pitch. I think that's one of the better photos I've seen. 

Mo Vaughn also looking like he's posing for a dating profile rather than a Major League Baseball mass release card. 

A nice batch of cards nearly completes the set for me. 

To complete the set I only need

82 Bret Saberhagen
112 Dean Palmer
196 Darryl Kile

I also need Jays/Expos to finish those off, but three cards to complete the set!

Oh... And when I was talking about the photography earlier.. This is one of the more infamous cards from the set.

A wonderful view of Mark Whiten's back. 

Anyway, thanks for the idea for the post, T!