Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just Another Group Break

Pardon the dust around here. I fully acknowledge that things have been really, really slow at this blog. I think that things will turn around to near-normalcy sometime soon after the New Year. Yes, yes, they will. In the meantime, let's take a look at a few cards from a group break hosted by Cardboard Collections at some point in the past. In the future!

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado (better known as Aficionado by Pinnacle, apparently) is an interesting set. I would venture to say that it's a great looking set if it wasn't for the shiny pixelated face close-up on the left edge of each card. The other, normal looking player photos are either in full color or sepia tone, but I'm not sure what the criteria is for choosing either style. Among others, I got another Ozzie Smith card for the collection and one of new assistant hitting coach John Mabry.

This here is a Men of Summer parallel of young Matt Morris from the 1997 Pinnacle XPress set. This wasn't his rookie year in baseball card terms, but it sure looks like it nonetheless.

I think I've mentioned this card on this blog before, but I still am fascinated with the wrong-logoed Terry Bradshaw card. He never played for the Brewers as far as I know. Also, isn't the mid-'90s Brewers look the worst?

Ahh, the old medicine ball look. Does this still exist? Does anyone use these anymore? Maybe I should be a medicine ball supercollector.


Play at the Plate said...

Hey, everyone knows Terry Bradshaw played for the Steelers. Jeesh.

Colbey said...

Looks like Terry fell asleep in the tanning bed!

That set was riddled with wrong logos. Not sure what happened at Pinnacle during that time.