One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sweet new Griffey

I turned to eBay for the latest addition to my collection.  This card makes me miss the 90s, because we rarely get die-cut awesomeness like this anymore:

1997 Flair Showcase Diamond Cuts

As usual, my scanner does NO justice to this card - it looks so freakin' cool.  The top is sort of hologram-ish with a diamond design.  I also lucked out, because despite all the extra edges the card I got is in perfect condition!  Definitely a recommended purchase for anyone collecting any of these players:
1997 Flair Showcase Diamond Cuts Checklist:
1 - Jeff Bagwell
2 - Albert Belle
3 - Ken Caminiti
4 - Juan Gonzalez
5 - Ken Griffey Jr.
6 - Tony Gwynn
7 - Todd Hundley
8 - Andruw Jones
9 - Chipper Jones
10 - Greg Maddux
11 - Mark McGwire
12 - Mike Piazza
13 - Derek Jeter
14 - Manny Ramirez
15 - Cal Ripken
16 - Alex Rodriguez
17 - Frank Thomas
18 - Mo Vaughn
19 - Bernie Williams
20 - Matt Williams

Previous Trivia Question:
What stadium served as the home of Philadelphia baseball for 67 years beginning in 1909?
A: Shibe Park (later renamed Connie Mack Stadium) was the home of the Philadelphia A's and Phillies
Today's Trivia Question:
Which two American League teams list their Spring Training home as Surprise, Arizona?