Monday, June 29, 2020

2004 Fleer Greats #67

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
The look of this card is modern with a touch of vintage. I like how they have the front photo clear and in full color while the background is blurred and muted. It shows the action and also preserves the feel of a ball game. The stats on the back are complete and the design is simple yet effective. This is one of my more liked recent cards of Bo. Usually newer cards have a rushed feel to them , but this one seems to have been done with care and it shows!

Monday, June 22, 2020

1990 Fleer #110

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Pulled From Pack
Typical 90s Bo Jackson baseball card here. Nice photo of an at bat action scene on the front. No bonus photos on the back, but we do get some great career stats and the "Vital Signs" stat is always cool to see. This design really is not one of my faves. In my opinion it's pretty plain and the colors are dull. I do enjoy the set-up on the back though and once again you can always win me over with stats!

Monday, June 15, 2020

1994 O-Pee-Chee #116

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
This is the latest Bo Jackson card to my collection and let me say, I like it! I like the graphics and photo on the front of the card. I think we need more cards that show Bo in the outfield. His arm on defense was just as deadly as hit bat on offense, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of cards out there that highlight this overlooked aspect of Bo's game. The back is nice and has an intense looking photo of Bo on top of his total career stats! Let's not forget that this card is bi-lingual and includes a French translation to the English text! Nice card from the twilight of Mr. Jackson's career!

Monday, June 8, 2020

1994 Panini Sticker #49

Type: Sticker
Acquired: Bought Online
Recently while reading one of my favorite card collecting blogs, The Chronicles of Fuji, I saw that he had purchased some cards for 10 cents apiece via the website I decided to take a look at what this site had to offer and saw they had all their cards on sale for a dime! I went a little crazy and bought about 200 cards from the site including a few new Bo Jackson cards. One of these new acquisitions is the 1994 Panini Sticker you see above. I actually like the simplicity of the green border and pennant featuring the team logo and player name. As would be expected the back does not offer anything except the sticker number that shows you where to place it in the album. Another cool thing about this sticker is that it is just shy of being the same size as a true baseball card. Not bad for a few cents! 

Monday, June 1, 2020

1991 Fleer Ultra #149

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought at Card Shop
Fleer Ultra was one of the first if not, the first premium sets of cards that flooded the market in the 90s. I like the look of this set from 1991. I remember going crazy for these cards! The muted silver border on the front does not detract from the great shot of Bo at the plate and the three photo back is also an excellent touch. Throughout the years Fleer would improve on their Ultra line of cards by including UV coating and foil accents, but in my opinion the layout of this early set really is a standout. As is typical with Fleer Ultra, the card does not include full career stats.