Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Misc. Cards

I was looking through my boxes of cards this last week and came across a few that I wanted to show. Not because they are super special, just a bit different.

The first two are a compare and contrast.

1991 Bowman
Pete O'Brien (card # 259)
The 2009 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards describes this set as:
The 1991 Bowman set features 704 cards compared to 528 cards in the 1990 issue. The cards imitate the 1953 Bowman style. Special Rod Carew cards and gold foil stamped cards are included. The set is numbered by teams. Like the 1989 and 1990 issues, the card backs feature a breakdown of performance against each other’s team in the league.

I guess that the little shiny crossed bats near Julio's head would be the "gold foil stamp".  I'm not quite sure what it means, but I've seen some references to SLUG or SLUGGER. 

1991 Bowman
Julio Franco (card # 368)

Kirby's got a BIG bat.  I'm guessing that there is some sort of MLB rule about the size of a bat.  And I'm right...
MLB Official Rule 1.10
(a) The bat shall be a smooth, round stick not more than 2 3/4 inches in diameter at the thickest part and not more than 42 inches in length. The bat shall be one piece of solid wood.
1993 Topps
Kirby Puckett (card # 200)

The following card is designed solely to make Night Owl's head hurt...

1993 Donruss
Eric Young (card # 730)


  1. ... (*quietly adds card #730 to want list without comment*) ...

  2. Thank you for not making me do that to him when I get that card. hehe