Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Folder of Fun: Page 7

The Folder of Fun, as I like to call it, has been in the works for about three years. That's about the time I stopped buying retail and hobby packs and began tracking down cards which fit a certain general description: FUN.  Here's a link to the first post in this series if you'd like to go back and catch up. 

Page 7 has some great cards including a mascot, MJ, more bubble gum and fishing?

2018 Topps Stadium Club, #15 - Hanley Ramirez
Is it just me or does Wally (the Green Monster) look super un-athletic next to Hanley Ramirez? Come to think of it, I can only recall one baseball mascot who was not somewhat rotund. Nevertheless, I really enjoy mascot cameos on cards!

1992 Upper Deck, #751 - Bret Saberhagen
Fill in the blank: "An apple a day keeps the _____ away." The first thing that came to mind was "homers," but I'm sure you can do better.

1995 Upper Deck, #200 - Michael Jordan
There's a strong probability a card showing an interview would make my Folder of Fun, but include Michael Jordan and Harry Caray and it's a slam dunk! (Pun intended!)

1992 Score, Dream Team subset, #890 - Tom Glavine
Tom Glavine, member of the MLB Hall of Fame, dressed in his Braves uniform and playing hockey? Odd combination to say the least, but definitely a keeper!

1995 Pinnacle, #128 - Ken Griffey, Jr.
Junior is doing his best Kurt Bevacqua impersonation. Kudos to Pinnacle for getting creative!

1992 Topps Stadium Club, #520 - Wade Boggs
I could probably do an entire binder of Stadium Club cards. Maybe that'll be my next project? Tracking down the best nine cards from each year of Stadium Club could be a fun task.

1991 Upper Deck Looney Tunes, #94 - 7th Inning Stretch with Nolan Ryan and Tweety
Do they even make cartoons similar to Looney Tunes anymore?

1996 Score, Picture Perfect insert set, #7 - Tim Salmon
Here's Tim Salmon in a fish market. Maybe this was taken in Seattle at the Pike Place Market? The back of the card is no help as it just mentions how Randy Johnson was one of the few pitchers Tim Salmon struggled against during his Rookie of the Year campaign.

1998 Upper Deck, #207 - Andy Ashby
Lastly, we have a card of Andy Ashby fishing. Someone should introduce him to Tim Salmon!

I hope you enjoyed this most recent page of cards.  Have a great week!


  1. Great ones here. I have a Stadium Club binder filled with my favorites. I could never pick only nine from any year.

  2. The Jays' mascot Ace is pretty svelte as well..
    If I remember correctly, Glavine was drafted by the LA Kings as well.

    As for the Saberhagen.. "An Apple a day keeps the disabled list away"

  3. Whoa. That Boggs is asking for an auto. Also is the Salmon one of the cards where Randy Johnson took the photo?

    1. You know, I'm not sure what the concept is behind the card itself, but that would make sense!

  4. Some classics. I’ve never seen that Salmon.

  5. If Saberhagen wasn't a big fan of Gooden, an apple keeping the doctor away could have been appealing for Bret.

  6. That Salmon card is cool. Don't think I've seen that one before.

  7. That Boggs is one of my favorite cards ever, mostly because he's not the one who produced whatever heroic feat just happened there, nor do we get to see who did.

  8. That Hanley card always makes me smile! Your Folder of Fun is full of smile-inducing cards!