Monday, October 28, 2019

2011 Upper Deck Football Dream Tandems #DT-9

Type: Insert Card
Acquired: Bought Online
Not sure exactly why Upper Deck decided to pair Bo Jackson and Doug Flutie on this card. I guess by reading the back of the card it's because Bo followed Flutie in winning the Heisman and by garnering All-America honors. Still I would have loved to see some of the epic rushing talents from 1985 represented here like Barry Word, Thurman Thomas or even Napoleon McCallum. Those guys were great collegiate running backs during that season. Overall this is a pretty bland card. The reuse the same photos on the front and back and the green turf background doesn't do much for me, but since Bo is on it this belongs in my collection.

Monday, October 21, 2019

1990 Donruss #61

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Pulled from pack
Donruss had some of the most unique designs on baseball cards during the 90s and boy does this one follow that trend. The red border is nice enough, but then you throw in those color splatters and the script type font and you've got yourself a card that would only be legal to produce in 1990. The one great thing about this series is that it is instantly recognizable by any card collector and the bright colors really help it standout in a pile. The photography is nice and the back is your standard Donruss stats and facts which is also a welcome addition.

Monday, October 14, 2019

2011 Upper Deck Football #12

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
Another great looking Bo card from Upper Deck's collegiate football line. This card was released in 2011 and it just looks gorgeous. I like how clean the photo is on the front from Bo's days at Auburn University. Usually these older photos have a graininess to them, but Upper Deck put in work and made this card look clean and fresh. The back is nice too and features Auburn's team colors along with some great stats.

Monday, October 7, 2019

1994 Pinnacle #509

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
This card represents Bo Jackson's last year in Major League Baseball. In his final year Bo played in 75 games for the California Angels and batted .279 while driving in 43 runs on 13 dingers. This was a bittersweet ending for Bo as the season was cut short by 1994-95 baseball strike. At the age of 32 Bo officially retired and this card shows a glimpse of the greatness that he brought to the plate. It was always a special moment when Bo stepped to the plate. You never knew if it was gonna be a smashed ball to left or a 700 foot fly ball. I wonder where this pitcher's offering went in the picture shown on this Pinnacle card?