Wednesday, July 8, 2009

1988 Fleer #151

I swear, the older I get the faster time seems to slip away.

My wife and I have had a lot going on in our lives lately, most importantly learning that our first child is going to be a boy - and no doubt a Darryl Strawberry fan, too! He'll be our first, so we're excited. I'm currently tricking myself in to thinking that I'll have lots of late nights to write about baseball cards while baby Joseph (the 3rd!) sleeps, though I've got a funny feeling that won't happen.

I'll still write, of course, but I'm told that we'll sleep when the baby sleeps. Which means I can write about baseball cards in the 20 hours a day he'll be awake. Yippee!

But enough about me - let's (finally) get back to the Darryl Strawberry cards. Next up is 1988 Fleer, #151.

It's an all too familiar pose of Strawberry crushing a fastball, this particular shot apparently taken in Wrigley Field. All of Darryl's accessories are the same, except this time he's wearing a gray undershirt. Must've been laundry day - to this point, he's usually rocking a blue or orange shirt underneath his jersey.

Unlike other Fleer issues a couple years before and after this card, I like the design of this card; I think we've all got a soft spot for white cards (Allen & Ginter, anyone??).

I enjoy the back, too:

I could do without the excessive empty space between the stats and the bottom of the cards, and I've never understood the uneven colored columns. But I've never paid attention to the very bottom, where Fleer breaks down Strawberry's day, night, home, and road statistics. How progressive! Strawberry seems to have been best in home night games.

He must not have been a morning person.


night owl said...

Congrats on the news. Yeah, your posting is going to take a hit.

It'll spring back though. In about 2 years.

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