Saturday, November 19, 2016

Looking at some random Football and Baseball cards

Yesterday I posted a look at some random NHL hockey cards that came out of my boxes and onto my scanner tray in a totally random way. Well, I really enjoyed typing that post up and I hadn't moved the scans to their proper place yet, so I figured, I might as well write up a post to cover the other two sports I worked on, and a third for the non-sports I covered. This turned into a pretty random mini series but I really ended up enjoying it, both the scanning of the "whatever came out of the box" and then the posting of it.

Like the hockey post, looking at one card from each set.

1991 Donruss. As you can see from the scan it's not in the greatest shape but I don't mind. It threw me at first when Donruss was using different colors for the border in the same set. Luckily, when I took the time to actually look at the logo, I saw they were one in the same.

1991 Fleer. Fleer was always my favorite company for the NBA, but this set really does not work for me. I don't like cards where the player has been cut out of the image and placed over a single color background, or even any other background.. Just use the real photo!

1991 O-Pee-Chee. I don't actually have any of the Topps set that year, but I have quite a few 1991 O-Pee-Chees, 34 of them in fact, to make it the 7th largest baseball set in my collection.

1991 Ultra football. I had no idea that Ultra existed before the 1992-93 set issued for NBA and NHL. Based on the background, nobody else knew either. This is the largest set in my football collection, with 248 cards present. It's not the first time I've shown this's not even the first time this week!
 1995 Skybox. I think he might be a rookie.
 2000 Pacific Paramount. That crosshatching appears on the card. I believe this and the card above it are the only examples of each set in my collection.
 2005 SPx- holofoily but not mirror foily. Yes, I just made up a word. If Shakespeare can make up words because he was too drunk to remember how to properly write them, then I can make up a word to fit a need here!
 2005 Topps. Have some of these. Not very spectacular, but for a flagship set it's just right. I like the 50th logo on the cards.
 2009 Playoff Contenders. A very busy card, lots of stuff going on here and very little of it enhances the look of the card.
 2011 Score. Good photography, large base set, nice texture to card.. Can't complain here.
 An insert from 2011 Score. Technically that's more than one card from the same set, but the post was a little weak otherwise.
Bonus sport card! Well, I guess that American Gladiators counts as a sport card. I loved this show when it was new, and I was thrilled when ESPN Classic had it on a few years ago. If it was still on, I would still watch it.

Thanks for reading!


  1. If I remember correctly, 91 Donruss series 1 had blue borders and series 2 had green borders... and then The Rookies had another color (Red?)

    1. Good to know, thank you! When you have only about 8 cards from the set you can't always figure this stuff out.

  2. American Gladiators! Oh the memories.

    1. I really did love that show. I think I had dreams of being on it when I was younger.

  3. Nice batch of randomness! Who knew when Topps made that card that "Strike out" would have had a double meaning for Clemens. What he was known for AND his HOF chances.

    1. Thanks! Some people just make poor decisions and it comes back and bites them...