Alright, I'm sure this is a relatively easy one but I'm looking for some card identification help. A while back I picked up one of those 100 baseball cards for $5 packs by Fairfield, or one of those similar distributors. One of the cards inside was this Conlon Collection Babe Ruth card:
The card has a copyright date of 1992 and is numbered 64. The only Conlon Collection cards I'm familiar with are the series released for a few years starting in 1991, which have the same design as this Ruth card. Problem is Conlon continued it's numbering scheme over the years, so the 1991 set contained 330 cards and the first card in the 1992 set is #331, and so on. So, there's no card in the 1992 set that I'm aware of numbered 64, and number 64 in the 1991 set is Bill Terry:
So, can anyone help me out with this one? I really need to pick up a Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards some day. Anyway, since I started a post here are some of the other cards I enjoyed from the $5 repack pack:
I bought a wax box of 1992 Upper Deck low series baseball from the hobby shop about a year and a half ago to get started on a set. It still sits unopened in my office to this day. What can I say, it's on the list.
I'm pretty sure I already have this one (sorting my 1993 Upper Deck cards is on the list as well), but what a great card. If you don't have much 1993 Upper Deck in your collection, you should really fix that. Boxes are insanely cheap and it's a fantastic set.
I got a few 1987 Topps cards, including a miscut Tom Seaver in a Red Sox uniform and the now-infamous Ed Lynch card.
I was able to track down and identify these two cards. I had a few as a kid and recognized them instantly, but wasn't sure what they were. Thanks to Zistle I learned they're 1987 Hygrade All-Time Greats. Ugly cards for sure, but they cost me a penny each so how can I complain.
First Topps base card of the Orioles one season slugger...I still have to track down his '88 Topps Traded Red Sox card.
Just like 1992 Upper Deck, I've had an unopened stash of '88 Topps sitting around for quite some time. It's in the form of a rack pack box that I got for $10 about 2 years ago. Clearly I need to make a collection to-do list for this summer.
There were a couple of Dave Winfields. I already had the '82 Topps but not the Glossy All-Star.
I believe this is now the only 2002 Topps card I own.
A couple of Sportflics cards. The Ernie Banks on the left is from the 1986 Decade Greats set, and it actually looks awesome in person.
An Eric Davis fan would've been pleased with this pack.
I also got two 1990 Topps Hills Hitmen. I'd seen this set before only because I collect Will Clark and have his.
I don't care what anyone says, these are pretty damn fun to open. Since I started rebuilding my collection basically from scratch in 2007 these don't bother me as much as most collectors that probably end up with about 90 doubles out of a 100 card pack. If you don't expect too much, you may be pleasantly surprised!
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