Monday, June 18, 2018

1987 FLEER Sticker #132

Type: Sticker
Acquired: Bought at Card Show
Kids love stickers. Kids love baseball. This card was a marriage made in heaven for a 6 year old boy like myself. Not only because it had Bo Jackson, but it also included Eric Davis. He was never one of my favorite players, but I could acknowledge his skills on the diamond. I always enjoyed these types of cards/stickers that had 2 or more players from different teams featured on them. It was a break from the usual, typical card. It was almost like a 2 for 1 sale printed on cardboard!

Monday, June 11, 2018

1990 Donruss Diamond King #1

Type: Subset
Acquired: Card Pack
Last week we looked at the 2005 Donruss Diamond King card of Mr. Jackson, this week we look at the original from 1990. A lot of people don't care for the look of this set, but I like it! It's recognizable from a mile away because of the bright red border and splatters of color. Compared to more recent releases the artwork on the cards isn't too amazing, but it still was a new and unique way to collect your favorite ball players back in the day. I still love finding these Diamond King cards in bargain bins or repacks!

Monday, June 4, 2018

2005 Donruss Diamond King #288

Type: Subset
Acquired: Online
Back in the 80s & 90s it was euphoria when you would pull a "Diamond King" card out of your wax pack of Donruss cards. The art was great and you didn't get one in every pack. I am glad Donruss has kept up this tradition of recognizing the best players with a portrait and nice card design. This card is a little after Bo's time in the league, but I'm not complaining. He was one of the greatest athletes of all-time after all!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

1993 Bowman #415

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Card Show
The photography of Bowman cards has always been excellent and this card is a good example of that commitment to getting the best photo. I have seen a million cards of guys at the plate or smiling at the camera with their bats over their shoulders, but this is a unique shot of Bo getting ready in the batters box. and the back of the card has the standard Bo at the bat shot. The card design is simple but it works.

Monday, May 21, 2018

1991 Score #773 BO BREAKER

Type: Subset Card
Acquired: Given As A Gift
This is one of my favorite Bo Jackson cards of all-time! It shows off what Bo was all about in one sweet picture! He was powerful, a beast and very temperamental. With one swing of the bat he could knock a ball out of the park, with another he could miss completely and his bat would have to face the consequences. Score had some really great card designs in the 90s and this is a prime example of that creativity.

Monday, May 7, 2018

1994 Upper Deck Fun Packs #151

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Purchased Online
I really enjoy the look of these cards. I remember them being advertised in Marvel comics back in the mid 90s, but none of my usual card places carried them. This Fun Pack card was also one of the first times I had seen Bo in his California Angels uniform. I bought this online for about a quarter and am glad I did. The comic on the back alone is worth that!

Monday, April 30, 2018

1995 SportFlix #140

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Purchased Online
I really enjoyed the SportFlix brand of cards when they were introduced in the mid 80s. Not only did you get a photo of your favorite player on the front of the card, but you got an ambition of your favorite player hitting a home run or making a great catch. This was revolutionary! Then these cards disappeared for a few years from the market, only to return in the mid 90s! This time the cards had better graphics and more color added to the backs. We need more SportFlix on the shelves today!