Friday, June 24, 2011

1986 Leaf #97
















Card Review: 9.0  The Leaf sets were nearly identical to their Donruss counterparts.  Whereas O-Pee-Chee used a much lighter card stock than Topps, Leaf used the same stock as Donruss.  1986 Leaf is the only Leaf set (before it became it's own thing) that I bought any amount of, and I bought nearly an entire wax box of it.

Probably around 1991, one of the card shops in Cooperstown put a box out and was selling packs for a buck or two.  I bought out nearly the entire box over the course of a couple weeks, one bike trip and handful of quarters at a time.  I was chasing the Jose Canseco "Rated Rookie," which was still a desirable thing at the time.  I'm not even sure he was included in the Leaf set.  In any event, I didn't pull a Canseco, though I did pull a Leaf Fred McGriff "Rated Rookie," a card that remains one of my favorites in my entire collection.

Number of this card in my collection: 2
2012 update: 3
2013 update: 11
2014 update: 20
2015 update: 21
2016 update: 22

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