Thursday, April 25, 2013

Orel's a Mover

This card has been on my want list for some time. A bit of an oddball.  I had rarely seen one.  They occasionally show up on ebay, as did this one.  I had some ebay bucks that I needed to burn, so this one set me back an actual 33 cents from my own pocket.

I still didn't know much about the card or the set, if it was from a set, so I thought I'd check my Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards.  There it was on page 1708.  Here's the description:
1993 U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Set

This six-card set (issued in three-card panels) was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and distributed at the Little League World Series. Standard size cards have red and blue borders on front, along with the Little League logo. Backs are printed in red and blue and include a highway safety message and sponsors/licensors logos.
1993 US Department of Transportation Safety Set
Orel Hershiser (card # 1)

Players pictured in the set are:
  1. Orel Hershiser 
  2. Don Mattingly 
  3. Mike Mussina 
  4. Mike Piazza 
  5. Cal Ripken Jr. 
  6. Mo Vaughn
The seller tossed in this All-Star card.   Simple in design with a sense of patriotism.
1987 Topps
Wade Boggs - All Star (card # 608)

That, boys and girls, was my latest ebay purchase.  In the queue: a trade post, some listia wins, my visit to the ball park, a book review.

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