Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mucho Mas: Howard Strikes Again!

About a month or two ago, I was graced with a prodigious bounty of Mets cards from Howard of the Wanted: Baseball Cards blog.

Well, recently, he struck again!  This time with a couple of team bags chock full of Mets from assorted brands and years.  A very excellent surprise, to say the least!

Here's a look at some of the loot...

Lots of great pint-sized cards, such as Topps UK (up top), Topps sticker backs, UD Goudey and Fleer Double Headers.  Some day, someone with a little common sense and a box full of mini-sized cards is going to produce binder pages to appropriately accommodate these things!

Bazooka, Leaf and MLB Showdown.  All are fantastic, but I especially dig the three Showdown cards.  I've gotta start taking these things more seriously.  From recent eBay searches, I've discovered quite a few short-terms Mets (ie Shawon Dunston) who have found their way into the Showdown card game.

I love 2004 Cracker Jack.  And I'd love to put together the set some day.  Back when blasters contained more than 7 packs (plus one bonus pack...ha!), I bought a box of the '04s the year they came out.

Oh (yeah!) Canada!  I do love some O-Pee-Chee cards!  The '88 Hernandez, which is obviously a carbon copy of its Topps counterpart, is one of my favorites from the era.  Ditto for the Straw.  Oh, and that Hundley on the bottom left is one of my new favorite cards of the Toddster.

If baseball cards and yearbook photos had a baby, you'd have Leaf Studio.  Not sure if that's something to be celebrated or not, but there you have it.

Once again, thanks for the special delivery of Metropolitans, Howard!  You've certainly helped my Mets collection grow by leaps and bounds!



  1. I'm usually not a big fan of studio shots, but I'll be darned if '91 Studio isn't a beautiful set.

  2. I'm glad you liked them. If I run across any more I will send them your way.

  3. I've come to appreciate the MLB Showdown cards because they sometimes feature guys who weren't always on cards, either with the team in question, or just in general.

    1991 Studio is the kind of set I normally wouldn't like, but I do like it and completed the set sometime within the past year.