Sunday, April 29, 2012
Now don't get me wrong, the title is not misleading but it is not as bad as it seems. Topps did down grade the card stock on 2012 Gypsy Queen. Basically, it is the same card stock as 2011 Allen Ginter. It is still great card stock but not as good as 2010 T206 or 2011 Gypsy Queen. I still love it over anything that is glossy and foil stamped in my hand but it is a down grade from last year
Saturday, April 28, 2012
That is the word on the street. He will have a super rare short printed card, probably given number #661, also similiar to the Strasberg mania of 2 years ago, he will have have a card in the factory sets that come out in late summer that has a different photo.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Here is a good look at the different Pirate uniform combinations yellow/yellow; Black/Yellow and Yellow/Black.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
With Donruss and Fleer coming on the seen in 1981, they began to bring back something that Topps did in the 1950s and 1960s. I think Topps 1967 set was the last set to have these superstar combos until 1981 when Donruss produced a couple of Superstar combo cards in the 1981 set. The recall Brett and Carew off hand and I think there are a few more.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Garth Iorg 353, Roy Howell #204
These American Leaguers are both playing the position. It looks like Donruss was able to capture both guys working on their defense during spring training. What is great about both of these card is how the infield base running brown dirt makes a circular appearance near the bottom of the card. You can see the infield dirt more so on Iorg card than Howells. Back Facts: Garth was acquired from Yankees organization as their 4th round selection in the ’76 expansion draft. Roy was a valuable free agent pickup by Brewers in ’81.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
This is a really cool shot of the former Red Sox manager on an overcast day at Wrigley Field. This is an unusually tight shot of him. Back Facts: Is the son of Tito Francona, one of the best hitters in the game during the '50s with Cleveland