Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Garage Sale Find: Best of the 80's baseball

I tried to limit the number of cards I scanned for this post.  I didn't pull out any cards from the 1986 Donruss Rookies set, 1986 Topps Update set or 1986 Fleer Update set.  I didn't pull any cards out of the 1986 Fleer binder.  I actually have four boxes of cards to go through, but unless something shocking turns up, I won't need to post anything from them.

These are a few of the better cards I found mixed in with the 1000s of 1986 and 1990 Topps cards. 

This was a pretty valuable card back in the day.  Is it a coincidence the scan is crooked like the grin?  I think not.  Still one of my favorite cards to get, even though I have about 25 of them. 

Wait...how did this guy make the cut?  Oh yea, his head actually fit on the card back then. 

I was happy to find this 1986 Fleer Cal Ripken Jr. in the box.  Sure, there is one in the set, but any early to mid 80's Ripken is fine with me. 

I found quite a bit of 1985 Donruss in the boxes.  Look how skinny Diamond Tony is here.  Nice. 

An even better Ripken. 

A sweet Kirby Puckett card.  He looks so young!  I was shocked at the way he had to retire and the way his life turned at the end. 

That's it for now.  Stay tuned for a look at the vintage cards that turned up. 


  1. Might have to trade you for some of those mid 80s Donruss cards!


    1. We'll see what I've got when the smoke clears.

  2. I might have to trade you for one of those Will Clarks!

  3. That Diamond Kings Gwynn is one of my favorites, and one of the best DK cards evah. Fact.

  4. '85 Donruss. OK, now you have my attention.