When I came home today, I switched things up and opened up a package I received from P-town Tom over at Waiting 'til Next Year. He had recently sorted two 5,000ct. boxes and offered to send fellow bloggers cards of their favorite team.
Two weeks later, this brown box showed up in my mailbox:
That's a 400ct. BCW box filled with lots of late 80's/early 90's Oakland Athletics cardboard. Since I'm running a little short on time, I've decided to utilize my Saturday Night Five format to help keep the scanning to a minimum.
However before I show off my five favorite cards from the package, here's a look at the contents of the entire box:
As you can see... Tom hooked me up with a bunch of 1990 Donruss, 1990 Fleer, 1990 Score, 1991 Donruss, 1992 Topps, and a bunch of other colorful cardboard mixed in.
Always... without further adieu... let's check out the Saturday Night Five...
#1: 1993 Upper Deck #49
1993 Upper Deck is one of my favorite sets from the 90's and this card is one of the coolest in the set. It depicts McGwire with his new Bash Brother... Ruben Sierra who was acquired in the trade that sent his former Bash Brother to the Texas Rangers.
#2: 1982 Donruss #19
Mike Norris will go down as being the first Oakland Athletic to be featured on a Donruss Diamond King card. Not Rickey Henderson. Mike Norris. With that being said... I was a pretty big fan of Norris back in the early 80's.
#3: 1985 Woolworth's All-Time Record Holders #17
Speaking of Rickey... there's no way he wasn't going to make an appearance on this list. I may or may not already have this card, but I do know that I've been trying to add this 44-card box set to my collection since I was a teenager.
#4: 2011 Topps #04
Tom sent a few different Kurt Suzuki cards... but this was my favorite.
#5: 1992 Score #500
I've never been a fan of 1992 Score until tonight. I think I've always just lumped it in with a bunch of other early, sub-par Score designs. But after taking a few seconds to look over this card, I realize I probably need to take a closer look at this set.
I'll go ahead and wrap up this post with an interesting Cooperstown fact that was on the back of Tom's note:
Thank you Tom for this generous box of Oakland Athletics baseball cards. I recently purchased a large collection of sports cards. I've sifted through it once and pulled out the keepers. The next step will be to copy you and sort the rest by teams. As soon as I've accomplished this, I'll be sending you the Cubs.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!