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Horrible Card of the Day Part IV

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , on October 23, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

1993 Rembrandt Ultra-Pro Eric Karros #3

When Eric Karros burst onto the Major League Baseball scene in 1992, he was known for being an outstanding hitter and a decent defender.

His skills were good enough to earn him 1992 National League Rookie of the Year honors, an achievement that Dodger player earned three straight seasons.

Such accolades usually lead to different types of endorsements — shoes, clothing, cars, etc.

In Karros’ case, he got the Ultra Pro gig, something that fellow National Leaguer Bobby Bonilla was holding down at about the same time.

Ultra Pro, the producer of fine baseball card storage products such as soft sleeves and binder pages, produced promotional cards to go along with their products.  One such card is this 1993 Karros shown above.

What … the … hell … is going on here?

Is he really wearing a blue polo shirt and doing a curl with a 5 pound dumbell?

Think that is awesome?  Check out the back:

Karros looks like a celebrity endorser for Pert Plus or SuperCuts.

Also have to love that this was a Limited Edition of 100,000.

S-U-P-E-R

S-H-O-R-T-P-R-I-N-T

Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.

Random Rookie Recap: 1983 Fleer Ron Kittle

Posted in Random Rookie Recap with tags , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1983fleerronkittlerandomrookierecapEvery once in a while a card comes along and makes me think. Sometimes the card is new and shiny and showing me how far baseball cards have come. Other times the card is old and dingy, reminding me of what used to be, both in the hobby and sport. The latter was the case Thursday when I uncovered this Ron Kittle rookie card in a box purchased at a thrift store. Truth be told, I’ve got a new Thrift Treasures post in the works regarding two boxes of cards (about 1,500 total) I got for a mere $9. But perhaps one of the most intriguing cards in the boxes was this 1983 Fleer Kittle rookie. Continue reading

Thrift Treasures Part III: Bang for your Buck

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

3treasuresguillenMonday’s are always tough for me. That’s usually when I get the itch to buy some new cards. But this week I did good. Instead of blowing my hard-earned cash on some blaster with astronomical odds, I headed back to the thrift store in search of some bargains. So here we are, Part 3 of Thrift Treasures. Again, 20 cards, $1. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2008 Allen & Ginter Dustin Pedroia

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

08ginterpedroiaBig shout out to Dustin Pedroia today for being named the 2008 American League Most Valuable Player. Pedroia really had a fine season and carried the Red Sox when Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and Mike Lowell were out with injuries. Pedroia offered both power and defense to a Sox team that all season was depleted by injuries and boneheadedness. Although the Sox season ended with less than a championship, the team would have been nowhere near the World Series had Pedroia not stepped up. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1998 Bowman Chrome Refractor Troy Glaus

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

I’m not going to lie, Evan Longoria’s postseason tear has been nothing less than spectacular. He’s aided his team in its quest for a World Series title, has hit six home runs over the last two weeks, and at this point could have as much hobby clout as Ryan Braun did last season in his push for the National League Rookie of the Year award. Both of their Bowman Chrome autographed rookie/prospect cards are in the $150-$200 cash value neighborhood. But what we’re seeing is nothing new. In fact, this tear reminds me of a player who once had as much pull in the hobby as Braun and Longoria — that being Troy Glaus. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1963 Topps Tom Tresh

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

About a year ago, I purchased a very odd auction for about $3. The auction featured a poor title, and very fuzzy picture, but there was one card I could make out — one of those 2007 Topps Derek Jeter cards featuring Mickey Mantle and George Bush. The card at the time was still selling for $15 alone, so I bought to lot in order to re-sell the Jeter card. But when the lot of cards arrived, I found another treasure, this 1963 Topps Tom Tresh. 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