Saturday, January 19, 2019

Christmas Cards! Golden Treasures Part IV

I seem to have gotten into the habit of posting a few packs from this Golden Treasures repack box I got for Christmas each Saturday morning here.

Guess we'll keep it rolling with the next three packs out of this box, gifted to me by my parents on Christmas.  Packs 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9 have already been ripped.  Today I'll crack open the next three...

Coming out of the gate we have a pack of the Pete Rose Living Legend set that Leaf put out a few years back.  As far as unlicensed sets go, I find this one relatively enjoyable just because the images are so random that often times Leaf's inability to show a logo isn't really relevant.

The first card is a case in point.  This has to be one of the only cards I've ever run across featuring a turtle-neck sweater.  I can't imagine anyone but the most die-hard Rose collector would enjoy this one.

Here's one where the lack of logos is noticeable...

This one, not so much.  Awesome photograph here, I love how the lower angle perspective allows you to see so much of the crowd in the background.  I think this might be my favorite card in the pack.

Then again, this card featuring Pete's son celebrating a milestone on field with him is pretty nice as well.

The award for 'Best Suit in This Post' goes to...

Yikes.  Sort of a scary one here to wrap up that 6-card pack.  Let's move along...

For the next pack, we go straight back to the heart of the junk wax era with 1990 Upper Deck.  I've already got a complete set of this that if memory serves I picked up for $5 at a card shop, but it'll be fun to see what I pull here regardless.



Not off to a memorable start here...





This Sandy Alomar Jr. is arguably the card of the pack.  It doesn't get much better from here.







This would have been a hot card for a brief period of time back in the day.

Craig Lefferts closes it out.  I find it hard to even visualize a more boring pack of this product than that one.  They can't all be winners I guess.  Can today's third and final pack take the sting out?

1986 Sportflics.  This will likely end up being the oldest pack in the box I'd imagine.  Only three cards in this truly, so the odds aren't on my side to get a keeper for my collection here.

First up, Al Oliver, whose career began all the way back in 1968, and was actually wrapped up by the time this set hit shelves.

My favorite item in this pack might have been this advertisement for a Don Mattingly picture disc set.  How perfectly '80s.  Looks like a scene from Tron.  Don from Tron.  Hehe.

It's two straight Blue Jays cards for me, this time pitcher Dave Stieb.

Got my two promised baseball trivia cards...

...snooze...

The final card out of the pack was a new Red Sox card for me, sort of.  According to the back, this is a Don Mattingly/Carney Lansford/Wade Boggs card.  The thing is, I can make out Don taking a cut, and Lansford there fielding a grounder.  But, no matter which way I hold this thing in any light, I see no sign of Wade Boggs anywhere.  According to The Trading Card Database, Wade's notation on the reverse is enough for this one to qualify as a Red Sox card.  Based on that I'll hang onto it.

Not much in today's post that I'll end up keeping, but I do have to say the variety at least was good here with Upper Deck, Sportflics and the Leaf Pete Rose set.  Check back next Saturday for the next three packs...

3 comments:

forestrydave said...

Wow! A Tigers hot pack of Upper Deck. A random question, as a baseball card collector, do you miss Upper Deck being in the hobby? I am authentically curious because I remember them vividly from the early 90's even though I didn't collect them and find it strange they are no longer in that space.

gregory said...

I was rooting for you to "Find the Reggie" in that pack of Upper Deck.

Fuji said...

1986 Sportflics were a big part of my collecting history. They were the first highend product I ever purchased.

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