Saturday, September 24, 2016

The #7 Card Off of My Most Wanted List

The scan did not turn out too well, but this is the Purple parallel of the 2006 Special FX.  I previously had the Green and the Blue.  I still need the Red.  As the only Dodgers cards available for Alomar, these are some of my favorite cards of Alomar.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Venezuelan Sticker

This one caught me by surprise one day.  I wish there was a record of the Venezuelan stickers out there, because I had no idea this even existed.  I am thrilled that it does because Alomar has so few Rangers cards out there, even though he was pretty good in a backup role.  I also question where the stats came from because it has Alomar with a ridiculously high batting average.

Card #395: 1992 Donruss Cracker Jack #10

YEAR: 1992
BRAND: Donruss
SET: Cracker Jack
NUMBER: 10
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: NA
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

As is typical with the Cracker Jack cards, this card is about one-quarter of the size of typical cards.  I do like the fact that this card features a different picture from the base Donruss set, unlike the 1991 cards from Topps that recycled the base set photography.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rookie Cup Chrome

Time to catch up on some of my recent pickups.
This is the Chrome Reprint of Alomar's 1991 Topps from 2005 Rookie Cup, which is still one of my favorite sets for this collection.  There were some great cards out of it, including my favorite card in my entire collection, the trophy relic.  These chrome cards are nice too.  They are serial-numbered out of just 25.

Card #394: 1999 Kenner Starting Lineup Classic Doubles #2

YEAR: 1999
BRAND: Kenner
SET: Starting Lineup Classic Doubles
NUMBER: 2
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: NA
TEAM: Wichita Pilots

This is the card I really like from the Classic Doubles Starting Lineup item.  This card depicts Alomar with the Wichita Pilots, one of the minor league teams he played for in the Padres system.  It should be noted however that the picture is a recent shot of Alomar and it is photo-shopped to show him with the Pilots.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Card #393: 1999 Kenner Starting Lineup Classic Doubles #1

YEAR: 1999
BRAND: Kenner
SET: Starting Lineup Classic Doubles
NUMBER: 1
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: NA
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

One of my favorite Starting Lineup items in my Sandy Alomar Jr. collection is the Classic Doubles item, which was actually two figures with two cards.  One figure and card was a current (in 1999) representation, meaning that it shows Alomar with the Indians.  Nothing too exciting or unusual there.  The other one though is interesting.  I will cover it in the next post.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Card #392: 1993 Pacific Spanish Prism #8

YEAR: 1993
BRAND: Pacific
SET: Pacific
NUMBER: 8
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: Prism
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Prior to getting this card, I had only one of these Prism inserts.  That was Carlos Quintana for my Red Sox collection.  I like these cards.  Pacific was new to a real baseball set in 1993 and they already proved they were committed to making nice-looking inserts.