30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gleaming Garciaparra

This blog post has been identified to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.  View discretion is advised.

Here's another card I discovered recently in one of the 5,000 count boxes.  I have no idea when or where I acquired it, but it's pretty awesome.  Granted... I'm one of those people who get distracted to bright, shiny objects.

The card is a Limited Exposure parallel from the 1997 Donruss Limited set.  Back then... it was considered a mid to high-end product and was broken down into multiple subsets.  Garciaparra and Grudzielanek were paired together and included in the "Counterparts" subset, because they both shared the same position.

Grudzielanek quietly flew under the hobby radar for fifteen seasons, while amassing very respectable career numbers.  On the other hand, Nomar is a household name among baseball fans and one of my favorite shortstops to watch back in the late 90's/early 2000's.

Today is Garciaparra's 41st birthday.  Happy Birthday Nomah!

Happy Wednesday and sayonara!


  1. This post gave me facial tics.

  2. One of my high school friend's son was playing video games when he went in to a seizure-scarry. Love the cards though-

  3. Your subject line sounds like an exclamation made by Little Orphan Annie or some character from that period... "Leapin' Lizards!", "Jumpin' Jehosephat!", "Gleamin' Garciaparra!"

  4. Nomar looks like he could still play. Doesn't look like he has aged one bit. I keep wondering how athletic his kids will be since he is married to Mia Hamm.

  5. I remember those Leaf Limited and Donruss Preferred sets well. Nice card!