Monday, August 31, 2020

1991 Pacific Flash Cards #54

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Pulled From Pack
In 1991 Pacific had the unique idea to try and use trading cards as a way to teach kids math. Not sure if it made it past this release, but I can applaud the effort. I have quite a few of these Bo math cards in my collection since my Dad bought a box of these cards for us kids. I know he got them very cheap and I thought it was a cool idea just for the fact that the set featured some of the best players of the era and thanks to this card I never forgot that 17 x 2 = 34!

Monday, August 17, 2020

1994 Pinnacle Tribute #TR4

Type: Insert Card
Acquired: Traded With Friend
When it came to Bo collecting, I was all in! If you had a Bo card I didn't have, you had better have been ready to trade on the schoolyard after lunch. I gave up a lot of some of the "HOTTEST" cards from the 90s to acquire some of these cards and this one was no different. I gave up a 1992 Deion Sanders Upper Deck SP3! Looking back that trade really wasn't a bad deal for me as I gave up one multi-sport star to acquire another. This card had me at "Bionic Bo"!

Monday, August 10, 2020

1994 Fleer #U18

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
I don't know why I have a fascination with Bo's years in an Angels uniform? It wasn't his peak, but there is something so magnetizing to me about these years? Maybe it's because it was the last time I'd ever see Bo play in the MLB or maybe it's the oddity of seeing him out there in a new uniform. Whatever it is, I appreciate the drive this man had to continue his professional career after many would have hung up the spikes. It gave kids like me the confidence that we could do anything as long as you believed you could. Thanks for the motivation Mr. Jackson and for the entertaining way you played the game with emotion and passion! By the way I like this card! 

Monday, August 3, 2020

1994 Donruss #173

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Pulled From Pack
1994 was the year where Donruss really stepped up their baseball card game. There graphics were tamed down a bit and foil stamping was added to keep up with the more premium cards of the time. The photo on the front of the card doesn't do much for me, but at least it's something different. It's the dugout shot on the back that is the highlight of this card to me. I am a sucker for dugout shots! That's where you see the real emotions of the players. The joy after getting a big hit or the tantrums after striking out. It looks here like Bo is just waiting his turn at bat and patiently watching the batter at the plate. Maybe it was Frank Thomas or Robin Ventura?