This is the last, hideous blue bordered Darryl Strawberry card that I have, and of course it's from a set that I'm unable to identify. The front looks like a normal issue '88 Donruss:
This picture was clearly taken just after the gates opened because you can count the people in the stands. Well, almost - I counted approximately 22, but it's too blurry to be very accurate. But the real question (for me) is where did this card come from? The back also looks like a normal '88 Donruss card, except for the numbering:
At first, I was getting a bit down on myself for not knowing where half of my late '80s Strawberry cards come from. Not that I base my self-worth on junk wax knowledge (or lack thereof), but it'd be nice to know. But I got to thinking that perhaps this is why we refer to the late '80s and early to mid '90s as the junk wax era: cards came from everywhere.
They were in cereal boxes. They were in cookies. They were at the bottom of slurpees. They were made by K-Mart. Seriously, baseball cards were everywhere you looked, and not in a good way.
Any knowledge you might have about this particular card would be greatly appreciated. As for me, I'm just ready to put the blue Donruss borders behind us.