Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Upper Deck finds

At my LCS, I rummaged and dug through two monster boxes consisting of 1989 Upper Deck and 1993 cards [from a few brands including Donruss and Upper Deck] - I grabbed a bunch of cards that fit a number of mini-collection themes and in all, I had at least 120 cards I wanted to take home.

However, it's not like the cards were discounted since they'd been collecting dust and were in mothballs for the last 20-25 years - I still had to pay a quarter a card and probably at least $30 if I took home all the cards I found.

I had to slow down and whittle down my stash into something more reasonable - I put away the 1993 cards I pulled, figuring I could just pick up a full 1993 Upper Deck set instead of fooling around with loose cards.

I could probably pick up an 1989 Upper Deck set or at least end up with a lot of assorted cards - but there is still a little mystique with UD's inaugural brand, so I relented to pick up a handful that really appealed to me.

1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. #1 - nah, just kidding

1989 Upper Deck Kevin Gross #31 - on the reverse image, pitchers hitting 

1989 Upper Deck Roger Clemens #195 - through his first legitimate run as a pitching superstar

1989 Upper Deck Mark McGwire #300 - I've always associated the image as one that might be used on a poster.

1989 Upper Deck Rick Sutcliffe #303 - pitchers hitting

1989 Upper Deck Dave Winfield #349 - hats off

1989 Upper Deck Oil Can Boyd #415 - showing emotion
1989 Upper Deck Dennis Rasmussen #645 - on the reverse image, pitchers hitting

1989 Upper Deck Mike Aldrete #738 - my best guess is he's swinging at a ball in the dirt.

1989 Upper Deck Jim Abbott #755 - this might have been his most popular rookie year card.

1989 Upper Deck Omar Vizquel #787

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