Sunday, May 19, 2019

Vintage Logos are the Best Logos

It's been a number of days since I've dug into my box of 1992 Upper Deck.  Lately, I've found that I get much more enjoyment out of opening a box of cards if I spread out the pack ripping across many days.  That's probably due to the fact that A) I don't buy much new product to rip these days and B) the stuff that I do buy generally is base card driven rather than hit driven.  All that said, I am starting to get a bit anxious to sort the entire box and then marry it with my collection to see exactly how close I end up getting to the full 1992 UD set.  Still nine packs remain in the box waiting to be opened, let's do one-third of those now.

Pack 28:

There were two choices to scan in this pack, either the Astros hologram you see above or a Mike Mussina base card.  Mussina is a "local guy" so I actually have a small personal collection of him but that wasn't quite enough to eek out a scan over the always awesome (and now vintage) Astros logo.

Pack 29:

I think I've said this a few times throughout the process of ripping my box but I love, love, love the 1992 Upper Deck team checklists.  This Indians' one is even better than most - I love all the extra imagery in addition to Greg Swindell (sort of an odd choice for the Indians' poster child for the year but who am I to judge)?

Pack 30:

I found another hologram sticker in this pack (Blue Jays) but I went with a scan of Brian Downing looking...well....rather down in this photo (pun very much, painfully even intended).  You don't get a ton of images of dejected baseball players on cards, and while that's probably a good thing, seeing one every once in a while does add a bit of variety to a set.

That does it for today's post.  Only six more packs remain and then I can start the sorting process (which is kind of overwhelming given how many packs and cards are in a single box of 1992 Upper Deck)! 


P-town Tom said...

The Old School Astros logo is wonderful. I miss the team stickers and holograms from the 80s and 90s.

acrackedbat said...

with the loss of Chief Wahoo, the checklist card is something to behold.

Fuji said...

Those Wells' checklist cards were fantastic back in the day!

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