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Card of the Day: 1994 Select Rookie of the Year Carlos Delgado

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1994selectroycarlosdelgadoRemember the days when short printed special cards looked freakin’ awesome, but were not impossible to obtain and definitely wouldn’t cost you an arm or a leg? This 1994 Select “Rookie of the Year” Carlos Delgado is a perfect example of that.

Seeded at a rate of 1 in 360 packs, this card features Dufex technology and a bright-eyed Carlos Delgado getting after it in what appears to be a throw from the outfield to home or somewhere in the in field. Most people know Delgado these days as a slugging first baseman, but I grew up in a time where Delgado was donning the catching gear for the Blue Jays.

This card never has been worth much, even in all it’s glory in 1994. I think the card booked at like $8 or $12. I actually snagged one of these in 1994 while splitting a box of Select with my cousin. (*note, 1994 Select was one of the ugliest base premium sets ever, but we bought the box because it was on clearance.) I happened to get this copy — I now own two of them — in a lot of cards I purchased a few weeks back. It surely brought back lots of memories.

Card of the Day: 2002 Upper Deck Vintage Blue Jays Team Checklist Carlos Delgado

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

There is one reason why this card was selected today. It’s the photo. Look at this picture. When was the last time you saw an actual action photo like this used on the front of your baseball card? And I’m not talking about a pitcher in motion or a batter swinging.

There’s nothing really special about this card, or for that matter this 2002 set, but this card does bring about a good question: How important are the photographs on your baseball cards?

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