Monday, August 27, 2018

1990 Fleer "Superstar Specials" #635

Type: Subset Card
Acquired: Bought at show
Here we go! These cards were the best. You put 2 baseball superstars together on 1 card and it is a must have! I grabbed this card because Bo was involved, but you cannot argue with the baseball greatness that was Kirby Puckett! Over 12 seasons in Minnesota, Puckett had lifetime BA of .318, 1085 RBIs and 2304 hits. In addition to his excellent batting stats, Puckett also won 6 Gold Glove awards. A great all-around player with the greatest athlete all on one 1990 card by Fleer! It doesn't get much better than that!

Monday, August 20, 2018

1990 Sportflics #200

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought at show
I absolutely love Sportflics cards! They were awesome 30 years ago and they are still awesome today! The magic motion of the cards was unique back in the 80s & 90s then you began to see the fad everywhere, but in my opinion these baseball cards did it the best. You could actually see your favorite slugger smash the ball, you could witness your favorite pitcher throw a fastball down the middle. This was pure magic to a young collector and I still have a soft spot for these cards today. Also, the backs of the cards were very well done. Utilizing half the card for a color photo of the player and the other half for some stats. Well done Sportflics! Please make a comeback sometime soon!

Monday, August 13, 2018

1990 Fleer Baseball MVP #21

Type: Limited Set
Acquired: Bought at show
This card eluded me for a while. I would see pictures of it online in my search for Bo Jackson cards, but I never physically saw the card until a visit to a local NJ card show. There it was and for only 50 cents! The shot on the front is a unique look at Bo attempting to outrun a tag. A nice picture for sure. I would have liked to see a little more flair on the back, but this was the 90s and card companies had not hit their stride yet on producing nice looking backs with stats and multiple player photos. Overall a nice card from an elusive set!

Monday, August 6, 2018

1991 Fleer #561

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Pulled From Pack
I really feel like the 1991 Fleer set doesn't get the props it deserves. The bright, bold, yellow color of the border helps it stand out from all the other cards put out around this time. The photos on the front are decent and the inclusion of a candid color photo on the back is a nice inclusion. All in all not a bad card from a pretty good looking set.