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Pack Break: 1994 Flair Series 2: The Hunt for A-Rod

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

flairpacksForty four days ago I made a purchase that rubbed me the wrong way. You see, I went out of my way to find a retail tin of 2008 Sweet Spot. And when I busted the three packs that were contained within and came up with nothing to add to my collection (that’s not hard to do by the way), I became angry. I was pissed off at UD; pissed at myself for making a dumb purchase. That day I told myself to stop buying cards for a while. And for more than a month I was good.

But on Tuesday I made a trip to the card shop for some supplies and wound up digging through three plastic bins full of bargain packs. I came up with four 1994 Flair Series 2 packs priced at $3 each. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1998 Score Rookie / Traded Barry Bonds

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

bonds98Man, times were much simpler in 1997, weren’t they?

Roger Maris still held the single-season home run record, and Hank Aaron was the all-time Major League Baseball home run champion.

Collecting baseball cards was about baseball cards and not what was embedded within or what was literally written on them.

And for Barry Bonds, he still was considered one of the greatest players the game had ever seen … and there was no suspicion of him using performance enhancing drugs. 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