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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Lost Collector Found Some Cards

A while back AJ aka The Lost Collector mentioned that he found a couple of Aramis Ramirez cards for me. It turns out he must have found a 90's treasure trove.  December has been 90's month here at Bob Walk headquarters.

It is hard to choose if I like these frequent flyer mile cards or those cards that look like credit cards better. Opening Skybox products in the late 90's early 2000's was quite the visual experience.
 You name the gimmick Pacific did it. While this is the "checklist" card it doesn't make it any less cool.
 In order to keep the structural integrity of this card in place I didn't open it. In case you don't know these are from Collectors Choice and were called Evolution Revolution. This particular version is of Al Martin.

 Aurora was actually a pretty cool set. This is a very young Aramis Ramirez.
 More Pacific of the newly retired Pirate thrid baseman.
 I love this card because of the Hill Cats uniform. Aramis was a pretty big prospect so this card probably fetched a decent amount around the time of his debut.
 I miss sets like MVP and Collectors Choice. Upper Deck gave some nice choices for those collecting on a budget and still made them look unique. Topps struggles to make sets for the budget minded collector.
I think Vance Worley just signed with the Orioles if I'm not mistaken. I'm guessing he'll have a pretty good chance to make the roster.

Some Bowman rounds out the pwe. Harold Ramirez is probably the most high end of the prospects featured.

Thanks for the great 90's Buccos AJ. I need to find a few more Yanks before I have enough to send something your way.  Hopefully right after the New Year!

Thanks for reading and have a nice Christmas Eve!

10 comments:

  1. Most of those are from when I was a kid. I recovered a box of my old cards from my parents attic. I must've read that Aramis was going to be big and put a few of his cards aside.

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  2. Gotta love Pacific. That was a nice treasure trove of 90s oddities!

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    1. Buy all the 90's cards. You will be rich someday!!!

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    1. Thanks Angus! Not sure if you saw it or not, but I posted your xmas card the week before.

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  4. I liked Pacific. They came a long way since their debut set. I actually liked their designs more than some of those late year Score and Fleer cards.

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    1. They will always a hold a soft spot in my heart as I bought a ton in the late 90's early 2000's as my local Kmart would always mark them down.

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  5. Watching rookies from the 90s retire is killing me. Well, old age is probably doing that, but still...

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    1. Seeing guys like Maddux, Pedro and Griffey get in was weird for me.

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