Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Up For Grabs: Grammy Nominated Bernie

All-Star. World Series Champion. Gold Glove Winner. Grammy nominated recording artist? Bernie Williams is the latest to get the boot from my binders. He was never a highly sought after player but is one of my non-Cardinal favorites. As always, the full list of cards available is at the end of this post.

These don't scan well. This is one of the inserts from the Donruss Super Estrellas set.

The 2002 Upper Deck base design suits the Yankees perfectly.

Is anyone excited about the World Baseball Classic starting up again in a few months? I looked forward to it the first two times, only to find myself not really watching it once the games were on.

It's amazing that this card was released the same year as his Major League rookie cards, because he looks so much younger and tinier here.

Bernie didn't make his debut during the 1990 season, but he had rookie cards in all of the major sets except for Upper Deck if I recall.

Why... it's a Golden Rainbow!

Just evoking the Bazooka brand name brings back the exact taste of one of those tiny little rock hard individually wrapped gum pieces to my memory. I think they were like 3 cents a piece when I was a kid, if not a nickel. I didn't quite grow up in the era of "penny candy" but I do remember forking over small change for individual candy pieces like Smarties and Jolly Ranchers.

If I make it out to the monthly card show this weekend, I think I am going to look for a cheap box of Bowman. Who knows? Those things are really hit and miss with unopened product.

The list:

1996 Bazooka #7
2002 Donruss Super Estrellas #55
2002 Donruss Super Estrellas Nacion de Origen
2002 Upper Deck #629
2009 Topps World Baseball Classic #BCS20 [2 available]
1990 Topps #701
1990 Score #619 [4 available]
1997 Score (Goin' Yard) #503
1994 Topps Stadium Club #573 [4 3 available]
1994 Topps Stadium Club Golden Rainbow #573
1992 Score #401
1996 Topps Stadium Club #289
1999 Bowman #41
1990 Best #26 [2 available]
1992 Fleer #247

[updated 12/16/12]


Steve D. said...

I could use these:

2002 Donruss Super Estrellas #55
2002 Donruss Super Estrellas Nacion de Origen
2002 Upper Deck #629
1994 Topps Stadium Club #573
1994 Topps Stadium Club Golden Rainbow #573
1996 Topps Stadium Club #289
1990 Best #26
1992 Fleer #247

I'll take a look at what I've got from your wantlists. I'm the reader who sent you the Pelfrey mini from Listia the other day.

Josh D. said...

Interesting that the Super Estrellas cards use the same picture, just with different cropping and orientation. They didn't have TWO pictures of Bernie anywhere to use? :-)