1991 Topps traded

I'm on summer vacation! That means I'm back in America and enjoying family, friends, and baseball.

Last Sunday I drove from Wisconsin to Kokomo, Indiana. Along the way I stopped at the Baseball card Exchange in Schererville, IN. I wanted to pick up some junk wax for my kids. I ended up buying them a box of 1990 Topps.

For myself, I wanted to buy something I did not have, yet not break the bank. i bought a box of 1990 and 1991 Topps Traded wax boxes and a box of 1993 Topps Stadium Club, Series 1. I think I paid a total of $21 bucks for the three boxes.

Today I'll post some of the highlights of the 1991 Traded wax box. 

The set consists 132 cards. It includes rookies, managers and Team USA cards. I fell one card short of completing the set (#74).




Jeff Bagwell was the most prominent rookie in the set.




 It was fun to see who was in the set. I did not have this set so all of these cards were new to me.







Boy, these guys look young.


This is going to prove to be a great move for Alomar.


I didn't realize that Gary Carter played for the Dodgers. He played 101 games for the Dodgers.

Willie Randolph played one year for the crew. He hit .327, one of the highest single season averages for the Brewers. He also finished with a WAR of 4.3. Not bad for a 36 year old.







2001 Home Run Leaders #1 Barry Bonds 73 El jonron



            73

This should be a much more meaningful number. It should resonate like 61, 714, and

           755

I have an admiration of Barry Bonds. He was the best player of a generation. He should be loved respected all around baseball. He was a Greek god of baseball. He could do incredible things on the field. Drugs or not, he walked and was intentionally walked at unheard of rates. Bonds could hit. A lifetime batting average of .298. Just like the Greek gods, he was all too human. A little hubris might have been good.

I think he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. I believe the Giants are retiring his number this year. The Giants ought to celebrate his accomplishments as loudly as they can. No matter what the rest of the country feels, my bet is that Mt. Olympus is located somewhere in San Francisco.











1991 Topps traded

I'm on summer vacation! That means I'm back in America and enjoying family, friends, and baseball. Last Sunday I drove from Wiscon...