Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gypsy Oak R423 Strip Cards

Some time back I became acquainted with Gypsy Oak on twitter.  An artist that focuses on baseball.  He's one of those hard medium artists.  You know, the kind that actually takes time to print his work.  Gypsy Oak frequently runs a retweet contest to win some of his stuff.  I retweeted and won.  The prize was a strip of R423 type cards, based on the 1950 issue.

They are petite.  I'm not quite sure how to display them.  I'm thinking of framing them.

GypsyOak creates cards other than the micro strip bubblegum cards.  Fantastic work.

Not just cards, but art in the more traditional sense.

If you'd like to get in touch with Gypsy Oak you can contact him via email: gypsyoak AT icloud DOT com.  Or you can follow him on twitter: @GypsyOak.

Images used by permission.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Last of the COMC Black Friday haul

Wow.  Do I know how to stretch out a post series or what?

Trying to maximize the free shipping I picked up some cards that typical collectors (okay, Night Owl is not a typical collector, but you'll see where I'm going soon enough) might not care for.

The first is one of the Fleer boxes.  There were probably 50 of these boxes floating around Hills, KMart, Kay-Bee and many other stores.  I can't keep track of them all.  But I wanted this one.
1989 Fleer Baseball MVP
Orel Hershiser (card # 19)

On to the glut of featureless Panini of 2013.  "We don't have licensing rights?  Who cares?  Not our customers."  I don't know if Orel's other coaches or teammates called him Bulldog outside of LA.
1998 Panini Hometown Heroes Nicknames Black
Orel Hershiser (card # N9)

This is where it turns really south for Greg.  He really only cares about Orel being a Dodger.  Well, he collects Orel as a Dodger.  The rest of the cards can go to the shredder.  Or to me.
1998 Panini Hometown Heroes Rivalry Gold
Orel Hershiser (card # R17)

Another one that Greg doesn't care about.  But it is shiny.
1998 Pacific Omega
Orel Hershiser (card # 211)

And a different one that he doesn't care about.  I kind of like this E-Motion XL card.  The frame is actually a frame.  It sits on the card and gives it a class look, even though Orel isn't sporting Dodger blue.
1996 E-Motion XLOrel Hershiser (card # 48)
So there.  You've got your fix of Mark's Ephemera in for March.  I might actually pick up card blogging on a more regular basis.  Who knows?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Mother of all blog posts

Mother's Cookies, that is. Part of my COMC Black Friday haul was some Mother's Cookies Hershisers. No, I can't tell them apart.  But I knew that I didn't have them.  Now I do.

1988 Mother's Cookies LA Dodgers
Orel Hershiser (card # 6)

1989 Mother's Cookies LA Dodgers
Orel Hershiser (card # 6)

1990 Mother's Cookies LA Dodgers
Orel Hershiser (card # 12)

1993 Mother's Cookies LA Dodgers
Orel Hershiser (card # 10)

1994 Mother's Cookies LA Dodgers
Orel Hershiser (card # 7)

I also get confused by the names that COMC gave these sets.  The 1988 card is from the LA Dodgers.  The others are from the LA Dodgers Stadium Giveaway [Base].  Hmm.  My guess is that the cards were included in the product and given away at the stadium, but I don't know for sure.  Anyone want to venture a guess?