Monday, July 10, 2017

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge: Day #13

Tony, the wonderful writer of the “Off Hiatus Baseball” blog, started a fun activity based off the “30-Day Music Challenge” that Twitter users were taking. The list of challenges looks like this:

Today, we’ll continue with Challenge #13: One of your favorite cards from the 1990’s.

A favorite card from the 90's is starting to get trickier. There are a lot more cards to choose from in the coming decades. The nineties are the first decade where it was all spent as a "collector" trying to buy cards and complete sets. I even made it to quite a few shows for the first time.

So, I spent some time flipping through pages. It would have made sense to pick a Pedro card, but those are in another binder. My favorite player for most of the 90's was Mo Vaughn, though. So, this card made sense.

Minor league cards were always fun for me. It's neat to imagine star players back before they were even major leaguers, wearing their funny uniforms. I didn't have a lot of them, of course. A few team sets I've picked up here and there. So, I was excited when Line Drive came out with a couple minor league sets. Once set covered AA, while this card was part of the AAA set.

It's such a great card of Mo giving his famous death stare out at the pitcher. You can just see his brand peeking out from under his shirtsleeve. It's definitely Mo.

But, he's wearing the P on his hat, just to remind you that it's a minor league set. It's really just the best of both worlds. A unique Mo Vaughn.

Which is why it's one of my favorite cards of the 90's.

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