About a week and a half ago, I met a buddy for some burgers in Burbank. He is also a card collector. He had been mentioning to me about Burbank Sports Cards for awhile now. I was a short drive away from the shop. I finally decided to go to check out Burbank Sports Cards. I may be one of the few collectors in the LA area never to be a customer of this card shop.
The shop looks like a big warehouse but, the store itself is very small. Most of the purchases are done on a computer and the employees will get the card for you. The shop did have some 2011 packs, a quarter box and some random packs from the 90s!!! The 90s packs really got me jazzed to purchase some. The packs were even cheaper now than they were back in the day.
1993 Upper Deck,baby!
The photography in this set is amazing. Using a picture of a hall of famer clumsily stepping on first is a great choice. Another great photo choice is of Joe Orsulak jumping to catch a homer run ball. The ball is no where in the shot. It is safe to assume that that ball is outta here!
This is a Henry Cotto card. Cotto is looking like a bad ass with a neatly groomed, cool mustache and wearing some Oakleys that every ball player wore in the 90s. Probably most gym teachers had a pair of these shades also.
Upper Deck chose so many great action shots that I had to pass on posting them at the Platter. I only opened 3 packs of this set and got several slick looking cards.
Every card company should remember this formula:
Head first dive+Mustache+Gold Chains+Eye Black=Great Baseball Card
I would like a Mays card with him as a Met. But, not for this card of course. I expect something far less valuable.
I will definitely head back to Burbank Sports Cards to buy more packs from the 90s. I may even start posting regularly on the topic of 90s pack pulls.
Also, I have posted the George W. Bush auto on Ebay. I showed the card in my last post. The card is up for auction and already has a ton of bids only after one day. I will track the progress of this card and post about it. This is the highest valued card that I have ever tried to sell.