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Card of the Day: 1989 Donruss Randy Johnson rookie

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1989donrussrandyjohnsonGot a quick hitter here. While going through one of my rookie boxes the other night, I stumbled upon a handful of Randy Johnson 1989 Donruss rookies and they immediately caught my eye. Why? Because I’m wondering what the hell is going through RJ’s mind when this picture was snapped.

If you’re a Jim Rome listener, you’re familiar with the term Red Ass. And as a baseball fan, you should know how Randy’s first day in New York went. But in 1988, when the image for this 1989 Donruss card was shot, what did the Big Unit have on his mind? It looks like he’s saying ‘Ah, come on,” and preparing to attack the photog.

Slight tangent: See that Montreal Expos logo on Randy’s hat and jersey. For the longest time I thought that logo said “E-L-L-O.” Hell, I actually owned a Montreal Expos hat in 1994, the year the team was on its way to the World Series, and didn’t know that is was an “M.” It’s shameful to admit that.

Thrift Treasures Part IX: I am Mr. Mint

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

tt9ervingIt’s well documented on this blog that I am a baseball-only collector. But it’s also known that I am an opportunist.

So when life gives be a bag of 300 cards, more than half of which are MINT 1980-81 Topps basketball, for $2.98 — less than a single pack of 2009 Topps Heritage baseball — I make the best of it and proceed to the check stand without further delay.

And it is without further adieu that I present the latest treasures … Continue reading