Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Oren Baseball As Promised

 Oh yes, there is baseball from Oren as promised...

We have all seen plenty of 1987 Topps, but wanted to ensure they got their fair due here in numbers at least. Nothing new, but dupes for the dupe collection box. I did however need the Donruss '81 Alfredo which was nice.

Nicely get all 4 Superstars Blue Jay cards - only had two before, so a team set done on that one - yay!

Oren sent plenty of overproduced era cards that I did have already, but we absolutely show them more love by showing here - see 1989 Topps, 1990 Donruss and 1992 Upper Deck below.

The Chris and Vito gold border cards above are from one of my favourite parallels - Topps' gold serial numbered one, SN'd to the year in question. It makes them not overly hard to collect per se, but rare enough that they are great pick ups when you can get them!

Was neat to also get some more recent cards which included a short print variation photo Chapman at the end. I hate the ideal of these variations because it's an easy ploy to create scarcity for a "base" card, but if you are going to do it, I'd love to see some wacky photos used. Bring in sum bubble gum blowing short print variations, or trying other sports, or something showing them way out of their element.

An amazing surprise and grateful gift of cards from Oren - thank you. I will be getting something back to Oren, though may need to scrounge around on what best to send. :)


  1. Alfredo had a couple of very solid years in Oakland... but he'll always be remembered for his time in Toronto.