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Card of the Day: 1991 Leaf “Gold Leaf Rookies” Jeff Bagwell

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

bagwellgold1In my mind, this is the card that started the insert craze. Chase cards have been around since the 1980s — see all of the Fleer and Topps All Star cards — but until the early 90s, they were nothing more than an afterthought, a bonus when buying a retail cello or jumbo pack.

But in 1991, Leaf hit the market with a bang, offering the “Gold Leaf Rookies,” some of the slickest looking cards in the world. Continue reading

New Additions Part VI: Kickin’ It Old School

Posted in New Addition with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

92carter1As noted in my earlier post, I’ve lived up to my personal goal of abstaining from buying packs of cards in recent weeks. So instead I’ve put my PayPal funds toward items I know I’ll enjoy, cards I’ve always wanted, and those I’ve been meaning to replace in my collection for more than a decade. Let’s have a look at what’s arrived in Newspaperman’s mailbox recently. Continue reading