Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'll Buy That For a Dollar

I was at the coin shop, which happens to house some baseball cards, on National Baseball Card Day and I was looking for some items to buy to reach my $10 so I could secure myself the Kris Bryant card.

I did a quick spin around the shop and found a stack of these 1993 Upper Deck Diamond Gallery boxed sets for a dollar.

The checklist has all the big names from the time and I didn't have the Ryne Sandberg yet, so this was a no-brainer.
 I guess there were on 123,600 of these produced.  Whew!  I'm glad I was able to snag a pair of these sets before they were all gone!  Ha!
 Most of the cards look like the Ryno above.  It's a simple design that allow the hologram to be the focus of the card. Pretty sharp looking in my opinion.

 There's a few cards at the back that are "Gallery Heroes" inserts. My favorite is the Ozzie Smith pictured below:
 The last five cards were reserved for the big rookies of the day. Piazza was obviously the biggest name, so he gets the nod here:
If you're interested in any of the above be sure to drop me a comment. All are available within the checklist except for the Sandberg and the Darryl Strawberry card, which is already in Peter's pile.

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading!

7 comments:

  1. Holograms were so damn cool in the '90s.

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    1. Dude, they are still cool two decades later!

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  2. I remember seeing the rookie card of JT Snow at my childhood LCS back when this was new(ish) and being absolutely enamored with it. Of course, it was a "big bucks" card then, though my grandfather eventually grew tired of my begging and plopped down the cash for the topholder'ed card. Still have it, though it's all sorts of folded, creased and beat up. Anyway, thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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  3. I'd be interested in the Piazza and JT Snow if you wouldn't mind parting with them.

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  4. Yass, '90s holograms! I'm interested in Frank Thomas & Barry Larkin.

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  5. I could use the Robin Yount from that set if you can spare it. Thanks.

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