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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Card #391: 1993 Humpty Dumpty Canadian #5

YEAR: 1993
BRAND: Humpty Dumpty
SET: Humpty Dumpty
NUMBER: 5
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: NA
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

This is kind of an interesting oddball card.  Humpty Dumpty was a smaller chain of grocery stores.  The cards were smaller than normal cards and came in cellophane wrap.  These cards were only available in Canada.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Card #390: 1999 Skybox Thunder Rave #37

YEAR: 1999
BRAND: Skybox
SET: Thunder
NUMBER: 37
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: Rave
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

The Rave inserts were the rarest of the Skybox Thunder parallels, just as they were for several other Fleer/Skybox products over the years, such as Circa.  This was definitely a set geared toward younger collectors.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Card #389: 1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars True Blue #82

YEAR: 1998
BRAND: Leaf
SET: Rookies & Stars
NUMBER: 82
SUBSET: NA
INSERT/PARALLEL: True Blue
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

This is the less rare parallel from the Leaf Rookies & Stars set that was hugely popular upon release, mostly due to the inclusion of J.D. Drew's first card.  There were 500 of these cards, though they were not serial-numbered.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Revolution Shadow

That almost has a dark fantasy sound to it, doesn't it?  This is one of my favorite of the Pacific parallel types.  I like the dark coloring of the foil.  It is also a fairly rare numbered card, numbered to just 99.

Card #388: 1999 Skybox Thunder Rant #37

YEAR: 1999
BRAND: Skybox
SET: Thunder
NUMBER: 37
SUBSET: NA
INSERT: Rant
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Skybox Thunder took the place of the Circa sets as sets appealing to the younger generation.  With bold colors and ridiculous text on the back, the cards were somewhat embarassing.  This is the Rant parallel with purple foil lettering.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Red Auto

I have been acquiring Sandy's new stuff in a strange order.  I still do not have the base auto or the regular insert, but I have two of the serial-numbered autos now: the red and the blue.  This is the red and it is numbered out of just 50.   Oddly, I got it for a lot cheaper than I did the blue, which was numbered out of 199.