Thursday, November 19, 2009

1988 Donruss MVP, #BC-20

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.