Monday, October 27, 2008

Trick or Treat: 1991 Donruss Series 1

I've been scarce around here lately, as I tend to go boom-or-bust with my pack ripping. Besides, I've been trying to keep up with the new additions to my collection at The Great 1965 Topps Project. But David of TribeCards is doing another fun giveaway. I "trick or treated" at his blog, and received a box full of widely assorted cards, most of the non-sport variety. There was also this loosely-wrapped pack of 1991 Donruss Series 1. Trick or Treat? That's your call:

293 Craig Worthington - Ah, the Orioles' all-glove, no-hit hot corner man of the early '90s.

188 Lloyd Moseby - Huh. I didn't realize he was the Jays' all-time leader in games, hits, doubles, and steals when he left the team.

195 Bip Roberts - BIPPED!

90 Bobby Thigpen - His saves record may have just fallen, but K-Rod racked up a lot more cheap saves than Bobby did.

208 "You Can Call Me" Al Newman - Sorry for the Bermanism, but there's just not enough Paul Simon on this blog. Amirite?

214 Walt Weiss - He was apparently born in Tuxedo, NY. Heh.

159 Greg Hibbard - Great throwback Sox threads!
Greg Hibbard by you.

56 Mark McGwire AL All-Star - I never realized that Donruss' All-Star cards had the player's All-Star stat lines on the back. In his first four Midsummer Classics, Big Mac was 2-for-10 with no RBI. But he's not one to talk about the past.

285 Greg Olson - Valuable lesson: the Braves' catcher was Greg with a single 'g'. The Orioles' closer was Gregg with two 'g's. Then there's Greg Golson, the Phillies' farmhand. Yikes.

39 Julio Valera Rated Rookie - Sure, he was crap, but I just love that Rated Rookie logo.

237 Dave Martinez - Currently on the Rays coaching staff. Good for him.

131 Greg W. Harris - Here we go again. He was the Padres starter. Greg A. Harris was the bespectacled reliever for the Red Sox, Rangers, Phillies, etc.

299 Kent Mercker - The only player from this pack still active in 2008. Who'dathunkit?

194 Oil Can Boyd - That's right, Donruss. None of that "Dennis" crap that Topps used to pull.

202 Jeff Russell - Co-starring Jeff Russell's mustache.

5 Barry Larkin Diamond King - Dick Perez really should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Barry Larkin by you.

To close things out we have pieces #13, 14, and 15 of the Willie Stargell puzzle. Pretty choice pieces - Pops' head is fully visible, though several pieces of the wrapper are stuck to them. Eh.

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