Friday, February 20, 2015

Mansfield, TX

The above lot of 13 cards was sent by Tom in Mansfield, Texas.  Tom's become a regular contributor to the cause.

The big score from this batch are the two 1990 Fleer League Leaders card.  It's a tough card to come by (I only had four previously), and one my favorite Wallach cards.  I like any card with the red batting practice jersey, and between the blue borders and nearly perfect looking Florida spring training weather, it's just a great looking card.  It's also about the closest thing Wallach has to a full on "batting cage" shot on a card.  Topps used to commonly use pictures of players standing next to the batting net in the 60's and 70's and they're some of my favorite vintage cards.  For whatever reason they went away from that style of shot and haven't really gone back.

Thanks for the cards Tom.

Updated Totals: 

1984 Topps: 187
1988 Fleer: 191
1988 Score: 190
1988 Topps x2: 446
1989 Topps: 388
1990 Fleer League Leaders x2: 6
1991 Score: 126
1992 Donruss: 111
1992 Fleer x2: 66
1993 Upper Deck: 62