Sunday, April 19, 2015

Doctor Who?? (aka Help!)

In my quest to electronically categorize all my Mets cards to help make sense of it all, I often times run into a card that's truly a monkey wrench in the process.  I'm sure all of you who catalog your cards fall into such quandaries from time to time, as well.  I mean, it can't just be me, right?

Welp, here is one of 'em.  I know this Doc Gooden card was cut out from a sheet that was inserted into one of those baseball card price guide magazines from the early '90s.  Of that I'm fairly confident.  But, my repeated Google hunts have come up dry.  What I thought would be an easy solution has lingered for a couple months now, and the card remains still unidentified.

I even sought the services of my intrepid better half (Mrs. K) who is probably one of the finest Google engineers in the Mid-Atlantic.  And even then, no dice.  As a matter of fact, she reported back to me after an hour or so of searching with this bit of intel: It doesn't exist.


Thus unsatisfied, I turn a weary glance to the sports card blogging community for assistance with this junk wax era riddle. Anyone out there who can tell me what year and/or what magazine this card hails from will have my eternal gratitude!



  1. I wonder if Bob Lemke could help - he published price guides in the 80s -

    It might even have been an insert from one of the magazines he wrote?

  2. It appears to be from a 1993 Sports Collectors Digest magazine.

  3. Can't help you but I run into this while cataloging a couple times a year and it drives me nuts!

  4. Mark -- to be exact and based off the 2011 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, that card is from the 1993 Sports Card Pocket Price Guide set produced by Sports Collectors Digest. According to the Standard Catalog, the set included players from a number of sports including baseball. Let me know if you want me to scan the checklist and e-mail it to you.

  5. You guys are amazing! Thank you for the feedback and assistance!