Thursday, February 4, 2010

Six Pack Break: 1991 Upper Deck Baseball

Last month, Brian over at 30 Year-Old Cardboard posted a bunch of needs for his Darryl Strawberry player collection. He had a stack of unopened '91 Upper Deck baseball packs and was trading away a pack per card! This post was perfect for me because I love junk wax, err.. any wax for that matter, AND I have a couple of hundred Strawberry doubles stashed away for moments like these (to trade). I'm surprised I was only able to find 2 on the list. That's ok though because Brian also ended up claiming something from my trade bait post so in the end I came away with 6 whole packs. Here are the results:

Pack 1:
69 Dan Peltier Top Prospect
70 Greg Blosser Top Prospect
104 Felix Fermin
118 Steve Olin
217 Hubie Brooks
244 Cecil Fielder
291 Joey Cora
321 Scott Fletcher
385 Dennis Martinez
476 Jaime Navarro
483 Dave Lapping
506 Joe Orsulak
545 Bo Jackson
673 Matt Nokes
692 John Farrell
Indians Sticker

I just learned two things about Bo when I checked out his Wikipedia page. First, I didn't know he won the Hiesman Trophy in '85. Second I didn't know he played semi-pro basketball before returning to baseball after his injury.

Pack 2:
46 Sandy Alomar Jr. Indians Checklist
96 Bobby Thigpen Save Master
128 Jay Buhner
194 Carney Lansford
235 Tim Wallach
267 Lenny Dykstra
268 Bill Spiers
309 Milt Thompson
397 Steve Frey
407 Bob Kipper
452 Dwight Smith
569 Juan Agosto
582 Scott Sanderson
617 1917 Revisited
697 Wayne Edwards
Pirates Sticker

This 1917 Revisited card is perfect for my retro and alternate uniforms collection. I've lots of cards with players wearing these but not this team shot. Let's see how many names I can remember. I see Ivan Calderon... Ozzie Guillen I think... and Tim "Rock" Raines!

Pack 3:
50 Top Prospect CL
89 Kenny Williams
137 Brook Jacoby
185 Wally Backman
203 Lance McCullers
210 Raphael Ramirez
225 Travis Fryman
310 Bob Melvin
366 David Cone
464 Oscar Azocar
495 Bill Long
525 George Brett
526 Greg Vaughn
654 Alex Cole
674 Rafael Novoa

Some more powder blues. And yes, that is a giant piece of cat hair that he's running from.

Pack 4:
68 Kurt Miller Top Prospect
71 Reggie Sanders Top Prospect
103 Mackey Sasser
119 Alfredo Griffin
216 Doug Jones
243 Jim Leyritz
292 Bill Wegman
322 Dan Plesac
384 Adres Thomas
477 Marquis Grissom
482 Rex Hudler
507 Dana Kiecker
544 Kirby Puckett
672 Reggie Harris
693 Tim Leary
Pirates Sticker

Did you know Reggie Sanders played with a steel plate implanted in his ankle? It prevented him from making clean pivots as an infielder in the minors before he was moved to the outfield.

Pack 5:
49 Roberto Kelly Yankees CL
90 Marty Barrett
138 Candy Maldonado
184 Jody Reed
202 Bob Garen
211 Donnie Hill
224 Dwight Gooden
311 Luis Salazar
365 Steve Avery
463 Omar Olivares
496 Mike Jackson
525 George Brett
526 Greg Vaughn
653 Trevor Wilson
673 Matt Nokes
Indians Sticker

I wanted to show this one because of a little pet peeve of mine. Can you guess what it is?

Pack 6:
64 Brook Fordyce Top Prospect
75 Len Brutcher Top Prospect
123 Cory Snyder
200 CL
213 Jack Howell
239 Lenny Harris
296 Mickey Tettleton
326 Gregg Olson
380 Kevis Gross
478 Marty Clary
481 Lee Guetterman
511 Casey Candaele
540 Randy Ready
668 John Wetteland
688 Stan Javier
Indians Sticker
I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly. How now brown cow how now brown cow...

6 packs, 3 Indians stickers, 2 Pirates stickers, and 1 pack with no sticker. Curses Upper Deck!

And that is that! If anyone noticed, this place has a new look, hope it's ok. Plus I am officially back on the real internet, and not the mobile phone internet. It almost made me cry tears of joy. Going from blogging from a phone to a business class cable service is... nice! So things should be picking up around here.

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