Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Cavalcade Of Griffey Cards XIV



Today’s card comes from the turn of the century. Those crazy 1990s gave us some wacky cards and with the internet becoming more accessible to the average collector card companies wanted to take advantage of the big technological advance. There were cards that were actually CDs that could be inserted in to your IBM compatible computer CD tray and Skybox went the route of creating an insert based on what the average website looked like on the Google machine.

The 1999 Skybox Thunder www.batterz insert was unique and I dig the card because of it. I always liked those inserts from the 90s so this is one of those cards that I just had to have. You have to love the wicked use of "z" on batterz, very hip before it was cool.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Cavalcade Of Griffey Cards XIII




I do not like the number 13, I don’t have a fear of it and I am not superstitious of the number but I do have some issues with OCD and when I look at that number it seems unnatural so I prefer not to see it.

So to go with a number I do not like I am posting a card that I feel is the worst Griffey card available and that is saying a lot. The card is not from any specific set or year, it was a promotional card inserted in to packages of Card Guard card supplies. There are a couple of versions of the card with some showing Griffey standing up and another with a black and white photo. Why do I have the card if I do not like it? Easy, I am a Griffey collector therefore it needs to be in my collection.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Cavalcade Of Griffey Cards XII



In the 1990s and early 2000s the Leaf/Donruss Studio cards were some of my favorites. Most of the designs revolved around a close up shot of the player. It was a standout from most other companies at the time that were using action shots so the Studio cards really stood out.

This card is from the 2004 Doruss Studio release, one of Donruss’ last releases before the company shuttered and was eventually bought out by Panini.