Friday, December 2, 2016

Hey's a Green season...

Want to share a nice pickup from Listia where we get to say a nice hello to Tony Fernandez. Tony was a good, solid shortstop for the Jays in the late 80s through early 90s. As you can see below, he also went on to spend a bit of time in San Diego and all over New York.

I really like the Classics card. Although the photo and trim is quite dark (and green), it is a good, early card and I love the smile on Tony in the pic. Most of the rest of his cards as a Jay are standard fair for their respective sets, but since I mentioned the smile on the Classics pic, interesting that there are a number more here. Just goes with his demeanor I think as he was always generally a happy guy enjoying playing the game.

Once he left you can see, the smile is gone. Coincidence? Probably....

As we are in the holiday season (start of December counts for me - even if September seems to count for the big box stores) it only seems appropriate to has some greenery appear...


It seems to be that the card is considered, for team purposes, a Blue Jays card, so it will be put into my collection as such. It is great to add to my collection, and being O Pee Chee - probably harder to find versus the Topps version (not ridiculously hard, but maybe a little more scarce.

Enver is not a player I know by name. Looking him up, he player a few years in the NHL before heading to the KHL around 2010.

The rest

The first two are my favs of these. Always liked Daryl Strawberry, even if things didn't work out for him personally - enjoyed him playing the game. Also, any pre 1986 or so hockey cards will get my nod, so happy to pick up the Dionne, even with the ugly Kings uniforms.

Not a big fan of the Legends design on the 09-10 O Pee Chee - personally preferred the prior year better.


Nothing to speak of here other than the couple nice McDonalds dupes.

Through 5540 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- 3 Complete 2007-08 UD McDonald's Hockey Checklist Subsets (6 cards)
- 1973-74 O-Pee-Chee Hockey #30 Bobby Orr (All-Star)
- 2004-05 Upper Deck Legends Classics Platinum Hockey #64 Marcel Dionne 06/10
- 2007-08 Topps 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 94 9
Inserts / Var Kept 161 24
Error 11 1
Keep 1257 153
Doubles/Sell 648 34 1082 1605 243 22
Doubles Inserts / Var 62 1 66 67


  1. Tony Fernandez also played for the Reds..
    He ended up with four separate tours with the Jays.

    1. Yes, and the 4 tours is the most for anyone as a Jay I believe.