Tuesday, March 30, 2010
First up is the 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee gold parallel. You can see the base card here. It doesn't show well in the scan, but the gold parallel consists of a slightly sturdier, foil type card stock that gives them a "gold" tinge. I bought two hobby boxes of this stuff last season and I want to say these were seeded at maybe 6 per box or so. Just the sort of thing I hate as a set collector.
Next we have a parallel of a parallel, a 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Retro Rainbow card. This is a parallel of the regular Retro parallel, which you can see here. The Retro Rainbow cards are on glossy card stock with a rainbow foil, and are numbered to 100.
Finally, we have a 2009-10 Fleer Ultra Ice Medallion parallel. These mirror the base set with the exception of the "ice colored" left border. They are numbered to 100 as well.
The Bruins have won 3 of 5, but suffered a tough home loss last night to Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres. Huge game tonight in New Jersey against the Devils. The Bruins are desperately clinging to the 8th playoff spot in the East, and need the two points badly, but it's not going to be an easy win...
#1 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX (Auto/Dual Relic/#'d to 999)
#2 - 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier (Auto/Quad Relic/#'d to 299)
#3 - 2007-08 Upper Deck Ice Fresh Threads (Dual Relic)
#4 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Champs Mini
#5 - 2007-08 In the Game Heroes & Prospects
#6 - 2009-10 Fleer Ultra
#7 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SP Authentic (Auto/#'d to 999)
#8 - 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee
#9 - 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee
#10 - 2009-10 Upper Deck
#11 - 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Stat Leaders Insert
#12 - 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Retro Parallel
#13 - 2005-06 In the Game Heroes & Prospects
#14 - 2007-08 Upper Deck MVP
#15 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Powerplay
#16 - 2007-08 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie
#17 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Victory Gold
#18 - 2009-10 Upper Deck MVP Winter Classic
#19 - 2007-08 Upper Deck Rookie Class
Monday, March 29, 2010
#200 - Don Mattingly - Not one of the finer star cards in the set in my opinion. Mattingly's 1990 season wasn't much better...
Well, there you go. This is getting to be quite the project, but I'm going to keep pressing onwards. I hope to have cards 300 - 399 sorted and scanned by the end of the week!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
#100 - Will Clark - As usual, the big number cards (100, 200, 250, etc) showcase some of the more popular players in the game at the time. As I mentioned in my last post, The Thrill was one of 3 players I collected as a kid. This is not one of his finer cards though...
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The recent trend of beautiful weather has the grass on my lawn turning green and plants and trees budding. Couple that with the lackluster play of the Bruins lately, and I'm getting in the mindset for baseball season. To get myself hyped up for another season of MLB action, I've decided on a little project for myself. I'm going to organize my 1990 Topps set (I've got probably 2,000 cards at least, I'm sure I've got a full set). I'm going to scan in every last card and highlight my favorites here. Since the set is so large, I'll be breaking it down into 8 posts. Tonight we start with cards 1 - 99:
#1 - Nolan Ryan - The set starts off with Nolan Ryan's base card. Ryan was one of 3 players I collected in my first go-around (Will Clark and Cal Ripken Jr. were the others). In my 7 year old mind, there was no better way to start a set than this...
Well there you have it, my favorites from the first 99 cards of the 1990 Topps set. Post #2 coming soon!