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1990 Donruss Orel Hershiser “Aqueous Test”

Got this from eBay and was sent a couple days ago. Finally had time to take pictures and put it up

1990 Donruss Orel Hershiser "Aqueous Test"

1990 Donruss Orel Hershiser "Aqueous Test"


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June 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

Gypsy Queen Adrian Beltre 1/10

I was sleeving and casing my Gypsy Queen minis tonight when I noticed that I had gotten a repeat Adrian Beltre base mini. Then I noticed that one of them was actually the “mini leather” version.

Turn it around and it looks like its the 1/10! Nice number IMO. (Sorry for the bad picture)

Adrian Beltre GQ Leather Mini 1/10

Adrian Beltre GQ Leather Mini 1/10

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May 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

Topps sent me back my cards

Okay so what I don’t get is why they considered the A-Rod Home Run Heroes, worthy of a toploader while the Jose Bautista auto just gets a penny sleeve? Granted Topps wrapped the package very well, (several thick cardboard cards wrapped around the 2 cards, along with mailing in a bubble wrapper.) but should the auto be protected more than a standard insert? Maybe because A-Rod is the bigger name.

2011 Gypsy Queen: A-Rod Home Run Heroes insert and Jose Bautista Auto

2011 Gypsy Queen: A-Rod Home Run Heroes insert and Jose Bautista Auto

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May 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

My first pack of baseball cards

My first pack of baseball cards wasn’t a pack of Topps, nor was it a pack of Donruss, Fleer, or Upper Deck. It was a pack of 1992 Conlon Collection, produced under The Sporting News brand but manufactured by Megacards Inc.

The reason? Babe Ruth was sitting in the window of the cellophane pack. At the time I had no clue about the immense overproduction of the cards at the time, nor the fact that this Babe Ruth card, produced maybe within the past year or so, was near worthless. To me, I had to get that Babe Ruth. How amazing would it be to get a Babe Ruth in my first pack of cards.

“Dad,” as I tried to bring him over to the dealer who had these cards. “Dad look at this, this is a BABE RUTH card!” as I held up the pack. My dad was unmoved by my excitement. Why couldn’t he see how important this was? “Dad, I have to get this pack, can I buy it?” My dad looked at the $1 written on the yellow sticky attached to the box that contained the pack which the card that I wanted. He shook his head to mean, “no” but as any kid knows, if you beg long enough you can probably wear your parents down.

Finally, my dad caved in. “Go ask your mother.” So I rushed off to find my mom and after further pleading she let me buy the pack.

As I opened up the cellophane and stared at the Babe Ruth card that had just paid for my college tuition in ten years, a sense of joy ran over me as I tore through the wrapping. Looked through and also found a Ty Cobb. I was excited, but not as much as I was about seeing that Babe Ruth.

Of course now I know that those cards wouldn’t even come close to helping me pay for college. I believe the Babe Ruth is worth a nice lunch or so but I unfortunately didn’t keep it in very good condition because at the time I didn’t think of putting them into even a penny-sleeve. Still the memories of my first pack of baseball cards remains with me to this day.

1992 Conlon Collection Babe Ruth

A little worse for wear: Babe Ruth

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May 13, 2011 at 12:37 am