Friday, February 28, 2020

Guest appearance


I was going through some cards and wondered if this card would qualify for one of my first mini collections, HOF'er Guest appearance.


I'm sure some of my fellow bloggers have similar collections and was wondering if you had
certain criteria for these types of cards.  All of the cards I will show today have two HOF'ers
on a card.  I have over 100 such cards with two HOF'ers, about 400 with a HOF'er making a guest appearance and about 200 with a future HOF'er on each card.


There are vintage cards




Newer cards with vintage photos


Fisk and Yaz



Yogi is 2nd with total appearances after Rickey Henderson



The last card combines two of mini collections.  Sunset cards and Guest appearances.


How many of you have similar collections?   I have lot's of duplicates to trade.







Sunday, February 23, 2020

More 90's Bubbles

There are more than twice as many unique Bubble cards from the 90's compared to any other decade.
When you add parallels to the mix it's not as uneven.  This card was the first to feature more than 4 parallels.




1995 Stadium Ken Hill

This card has 7 total versions.

Another feature in the 90's was multiple images on cards, front and back.







And this image of Cliff Floyd.  I'm always looking for someone blowing a bubble in the background.
I have a few so far, but someday I'll find a card with someone in the crowd blowing a bubble.


Here is a rookie card of Brian Giles.  Playing a prank on a rookie is standard practice.


This card of Jeff Bagwell was hard to find.


Closing out with the standard picture of a ballplayer with his glove on his head.  
And the back of a Jordan I already posted.  A future post will show all the cards
with pictures of Bubbles on both sides of a card.








Saturday, February 15, 2020

Game cards

Another of my Mini collections is Game cards.  My oldest card is for a Milton Bradley game
from 1969.








Milton Bradley also had games in 1968, 1970 and 



1984.

As a kid, my brother and I would spend hours spinning games on our Cadaco.
We used the discs from an early version from the 40's.  Wish I still had the game now.
My uncles collected cards from the 50's and we played spitball card games with lots of 1952 cards.
My brother and I got all their cards and eventually they got thrown away.  Maybe I could have retired earlier if we still had those '52 Mantles I used to play with.


A Much newer version.



Here is a game card from the 1968 Topps set.



Newer versions.

1989 had a couple of different games including Main Street Baseball, which according to a few articles, claim it is the "worst" baseball game ever.



The other game was Grand Slam Baseball.



MLB Showdown has been around for awhile and the cards are fun.




Another game from 1994 was Scratch Off from Collectors Choice.



Games from Upper Deck includes Sportsnuts



and 2005 Flyball



1998 Skybox Double Header



These next three are probably not games.





The last card is my favorite.  Konami Field of Nine which I think is from 2000.





























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