Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gettysburg Grab Bag Pt. 2

Here's grab bag part 2. What good stuff does the battlefield town have in store? Look below to find out. I'll give you a hint though, it's pretty cool.

1975 Topps Bob Reynolds

Pretty nice to find an Oriole in an grab bag, especially one in such pristine condition. I'm not sure how they did it, but the owner of this card must have truly cherished this card, because it is about as gem mint as it gets.

2006 Upper Deck Epic Casey Blake red parallel
Is that what Upper Deck turned into Spectrum? They seem very sililar with the numbered colored parallels. This is better than Spectrum, in my opinion.

1994 Leaf Studio Bo Jackson Bo's last season, after his hip injury slowed him down. Stupid degenerative hip! Bo would have been fun to watch for an entire long career.

1990 Upper Deck Bo Jackson

Bo in his prime, fresh off of his best season, which was 1989. Eveidentially, Bo knows waving.

1996 Donruss Contenders Frank Thomas MVP

The Big Hurt should be a hall of famer when he retires... shouldn't he? This is another one of those nice looking 90s inserts. I really like the overall look of this card.

1999 Topps Stadium Club Ken Griffey Jr. chrome refractor

I didn't even know Stadium Club made refractors! This card is pretty sweet and to me, makes the grab bag 100% worth it. Griffey is one of my favorite players of all time. It's a shame he had so many nagging injuries, or he could have broken almost every record there is.

1990 Fleer League Standouts Barry Larkin

One of the most underrated players of the 90s. I remember this card from when I was 9. It was cool back then, and it's still cool now.

1996 Donruss SIgnature Series Pat Meares autograph
I remember Pat Meares. He was one of those mediocre guys who seem to hang around MLB rosters forever, floating from team to team liek Craig Counsell. Meares only played for the Twins and Pirates, so that doesn't really apply here, but I still remember him... and now I have his autograph.

1981 Kellogg's Pete Rose

Could there be a sweeter card to pull from a grab bag? I was pretty pleased when I saw this. As if the Griffey refractor wasn't cool enough!

So as you can see, I had a marvelous time in Gettysburg the other day. Not only is it a city of great historical importance and beauty, but it's also full of antique stores that have baseball cards.

Keep that in mind if your better half ever wants to get away for the weekend.

I'm just saying, there's cards there.

Lots of em!


  1. I liked Barry Larkin, but not as much as my cousin Mike. He just got married and he and his new bride bought a dog and named it... Larkin. Kind of odd for a guy from Wisconsin, but way to stick to your guns. I can still remember when we were little and he showed me his binder that had pages upon pages of 1987 Topps Barry Larkin cards. Same card, over and over.

  2. I 2nd that on the Griffey comment I did some math off of his total Injury time almost 4 years I think I it really low on his home runs per year alone and he would be Around 10 shy or 20 above the all time HR record. I did sit down and do the math on all the records but my memory isn't serving me to well right now. And that Stadium club refractor is Awsome! Grant