1992 Lime Rock Mad: Series 2 Hologram #2
I have an IEP meeting this afternoon. Progress reports are due tomorrow morning. And I'm starting my anti-bullying unit today and I didn't even touch my work laptop this weekend.
Why not? Well... usually I do my lesson planning on Sunday afternoon. However yesterday, I spent almost over 7 hours in my office cleaning my desk and reorganizing my card binders. The bad news is I didn't finish. My back just couldn't take me sitting on the floor crouched over staring at cards anymore.
The good news is I discovered some cool cards that I completely forgot about, so I scanned them and decided to share them with you.
1997 Bowman Chrome Refractor #227
There was a time when this was one of the hottest products on the planet. I can't remember if I ever opened any of this product, but I do remember back in 2000 Todd Helton flirted with .400 all the way into September.
1984 Smokey the Bear Angels #NNO
No idea where I picked this up, but I remember growing up Smokey the Bear would always tell us "only you can prevent forest fires". According to Beckett, this card along with 31 others were given away to kids 15 years or younger at an Angels game back in the Summer of 1984.
1996 Ultra Rawhide #6
1996 Ultra Rawhide Gold Medallion #6
While sorting my Maddux binder, I noticed the Fleer Ultra logos in the bottom lefthand corner were a little different. The card on the left is the regular insert (1:8 packs) while the one on the right is the Gold Medallion version (1:80 packs).
Both were produced during a time when Fleer flooded the hobby with a ton of different inserts sets along with parallels for their insert sets... which resulted in them being quarter bin fodder. Maybe Topps should take some notes.
2019 Topps Chrome Green Wave Refractor #139 (#'d 99/99)
This Goldschmidt was buried within one of the collections I purchased off of my buddy. And after a month or two of sitting in a box gathering dust, I finally put it where it belongs...in my Prime Number PC.
1993 Stadium Club Inserts #NNO
This is the card that actually inspired this post. I found this card sitting in the binder housing my McGwires. I've obviously seen this card before, because I'm the one who inserted it into the binder. But I don't remember it.
I like really like it though, because it took me back to a time when the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's rivalry was at its peak and fans supported either Will the Thrill or Bic Mac.
What about you...
Who's your favorite 80's or 90's first baseman?
Happy Monday and sayonara!