Browsing posts tagged: 1994
A Dime Box Surprise

Dime Boxes are full of great cards at great prices, but every once in a while I’ll find a surprise when I look at the cards a little closer.This happened recently with this 1994 Topps card of Juan Gonzalez.I picked this card up because I liked the phot…

1994 Flair Series 1

Let’s cut to the chase here. 1994 Flair is a set that’s stylin’ and profilin’. It’s a set worthy of the Flair moniker, although there can only be one true Flair. Ric Flair, that is. Today, we’re going to open a pack and see how each card measures up to the Nature Boy.

Let’s tear in.

Top to Bottom:
177 Pedro Astacio
Score: Woo! Woo!
The Dodgers’ proximity to Tinseltown is this card’s saving grace.

168 Andujar Cedeno
Score: Woo!
No literal connection between Andujar and Flair, but he looks good taking a cut, which Ric would approve of.

196 John Franco
Score: Woo! Woo! Woo!
I was listening to a podcast the other day where some video game guys were talking Mets baseball, and one of them could only name Gooden and Franco. This shows Franco had enough Flair in him to make a non-fan remember him.

82 Jimmy Key
Score: Woo!
Flair was from Tennessee, Key from Alabama. That’s all we have to hang our hats on. Plus, New York is the antithesis of Flair’s wrestling roots.

295 Checklist
Score: Woo! Woo!
Checklists usually suck, but this one features Greg Maddux, baseball embodiment of “To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.”

216 Mark Dewey
Score: Woo!
This Dewey guy is the baseball equivalent of a jobber.

234 Trevor Hoffman
Score: Woo! Woo! Woo!
Flair: WWE Hall of Fame
Hoffman: Could get in Baseball Hall of Fame, if voters ever got their act together about relievers.

242 Bryan Hickerson
Score: 0

213 Milt Thompson
Score: Woo!
They both have a nice set of teeth?

133 Mark Wohlers
Score: Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!
With a bunch of extra o’s in his name, Mark could be Wooooooooooooohlers. And sometimes that’s all you need.

Phillies Double Dippers – 1973 to 2015

This particular post has been lingering in my draft post folder since way back when the Phillies signed Marlon Byrd in November 2013.  Since we’re quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of my first drafting this post, I decided to add this s…

1994 Comic Images Blueprints of the Future

“Prophetic Visions From the Art of Vincent Di Fate”I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this pack out of a cheapie bin at a local card shop. The guy running the place threw it in for free with the other stuff I bought, so at least my curiosity d…

1960-1969 Phillies

Similar to what I did after finishing up my posts on the 1951 to 1959 Topps Phillies cards, I wanted to bookend the 1960 to 1969 Topps Phillies series with one final post to summarize the tumultuous decade.2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #15, 2001 Fl…