Recently, Greg perused my want lists, found about seventy cards I needed for my sets and he shipped them off in a bubble mailer. I'll have to hit up Sportlots.com to make this a fair trade, but not until my softball season is over.
On to the cardboard!
Here's the contents of the team bag on the right:
I don't know about you guys, but this is why I enjoy collecting older sets, including those from the junk wax era. There are some super fun cards here, you get to walk down memory lane, and you're able to learn a little bit in the process.
Alright, on to the second team bag.
And to close out the 1990 Donruss I give you a pair of All-Time Greats.
Unmarked team cards from the 1970s are not easy to come buy. These are some huge gets for me. Especially the Don Zimmer card, as his ties to the Cubs usually keep things a little pricier than they should me.
I never ever would have been able to tell you Ron LeFlore and Omar Moreno lead their respective leagues in stolen bases in 1978.
MLB leader in 2018 for stolen bases had 35 and second place had 30 steals.
All-Time Record Holders! These are always fun cards to look at!
Home Runs would now have Barry Bonds at the top, followed by Aaron, Ruth, A-Rod, Mays, Pujols, Griffey and Thome. The 61 homers by Roger Maris has been eclipsed six times!
Career ERA list has changed at all. We may never see the days of starters going 7+ innings on a consistent basis again. Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale would be in the Top 10, if you ignored the 3,000 inning limit. Kershaw needs another 900+ innings and Sale requires about 1,500+. Crazy.
Here's the last card and it's for a special set, a non-traditional one if you will.
Hall of Fame binder.
FWIW, I've been dragging my feet on writing a post for my HOF binder. All in due time I suppose!
Thanks so much for all the great set help, Greg! I'll get a return package out to you before too long!