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Pack Break: 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects w/ Chrome

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

bdpppacksStopped by one of my local shops (Stevens Creek Sports Cards) today to pick up the new Beckett and some boxes for my sets. I also wound up buying three packs of 2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects as well. Keep reading to see the break. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1989 Mother’s Cookies Mark McGwire

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

So I just learned that Mother’s Cookies, the junk food company that brought us the delicious Circus Animal frosted cookie, has closed it’s doors. This news officially ends any possibility of the return of Mother’s Cookies baseball cards, which were a staple in my collection during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The company has not inserted cards into its products in more than a decade, but when it did, the cards were glorious additions to a product already worth buying. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1990 Upper Deck Kevin Maas rookie

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

**Note: With the All-Star game taking place this week at Yankee Stadium, I will spend the next several days showcasing cards from my Yankee collection.

The Yankees have always produced legends. Ruth. Gehrig. Mantle. But for each one of those guys who have had their names, faces and resumes engraved in bronze and placed in Monument Park, there are dozens of other legends whose accomplishments, or lack thereof, are engrained in the minds of fans and particularly of baseball card collectors. In 1990, the hobby had two major budding superstars: Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas. But at Yankee Stadium there was another youngster with apparent Ruthian power trying to make a name for himself. That was Kevin Maas. Continue reading