Archive for Frank Thomas

Card of the Day: 1992 Donruss Elite Series Frank Thomas

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

It’s rare that an insert set lives up to it’s namesake. But when it came to early 90s inserts, there was nothing better than the ultra rare Donruss Elite Series cards. They were unmistakable. When you ripped open a pack and saw that shiny goodness staring at you from the middle of the stack, you knew you struck it rich. During a time when most cards featured dull action shots set inside boring borders, the Elite cards had the wow factor. It had holofoil. It had gloss. It has serial numbering. Did I mention the cards had holofoil!? Today I look at the ever poplar set through the portal that is the 1992 Donruss Elite Frank Thomas card. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1994 Score Cycle Frank Thomas

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on July 26, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Believe it or not, this was at one time the best card in my collection. At perhaps the height of the insert craze, I managed to pull this “beast” from a pack of 1994 Score after borrowing $10 from my cousin. It was worth $75 at the time, and has since decreased in value, but the 1994 Score Cycle Frank Thomas will forever have a special place in my collection. 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