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Card of the Day: 2008 Topps Gold Border Red Sox Classic Combos (Manny & Youkilis)

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2008toppsgoldredsoxclassiccombosLast week I wrote a post about discount blasters at Target. Early last week I picked up a Series 1 2008 Topps Blaster (5 packs) for $5. On Friday, I decided to see if they had any more, and surely they had one left. I bought it and in the first pack I pulled this dandy of a card, 2008 Topps Gold Border, serial numbered /2008.

I knew I needed the card for my Sox collection, but it made me stop and think about the 2008 season, particularly about Manny and Youk. As you can see here, they are pictured slapping high fives, probably after a Manny bomb. But the only slapping these two were involved in on June 5, 2008, was during their fight debate in the dugout. (MLB.com article, note the term “debate” in the headline.) Continue reading

Blaster Break: 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

griffeysoxAs noted earlier, I decided against better judgment and purchased a Target Blaster of 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights to start my set. Here are the results pack by pack. And you know this kind of stuff is riveting, especially when you have ZERO shot at pulling anything worth a damn. So, there is a CONTEST at the end of this entry. Read on … Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1992 Bowman Foil Manny Ramirez

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

To answer your first question: I know this is not his rookie card. And to answer the second: That was the fashion of 1992.

On the heels of my last post, the one about Bowman Chrome, I started thinking more and more about that 1992 Bowman set. It really was a benchmark set, one chalk full of first- and second-year issues of some of the game’s greatest players over the last decade and a half. One of the major rookies in the set is Manny. Take a look at this card, it’ll tell you everything you need to know about 1992 Bowman. The set incorporated ground breaking technology (foil was not a common process), youth (look at the rookies in this set, some of them do not even have stubble) and style (check out those clothes.) Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2002 Bowman Chrome Jason Bay rookie (uncirculated)

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

It’s funny how a change of scenery suddenly rejuvinates interest in a player’s rookie card. If you’ve been reading this blog this week, you’ve seen a pair of other posts discussing traded players, namely Manny Ramirez and Ken Griffey Jr. So you knew I had to post something about Bay, right? Bay is no stranger to cardboard glory. While he was hardly a household name prior to his move to the Red Sox, baseball fans got a taste of what Bay was all about in 2004 when he won the National League Rookie of the Year award. Then he had a pair of sub-pair seasons and seemingly disappeared. But now he’s back, and so is interest in his cards. Continue reading