Tuesday, October 27, 2015
I can do '90s cards
There seems to be this misconception that I don't "do" '90s cards. That I have a dismissive attitude about '90s cards. That I can't be bothered with the card excess that was the '90s.
But would someone who doesn't appreciate '90s cards have the above Hideo Nomo "Smoke 'n Heat" insert card from 1996 Fleer in his collection?
Would that same '90s critic say that he's always liked this card? Would he say that while '90s base cards weren't exactly his style in many cases, some of the inserts from that decade are some of the most glorious-looking, inventive items ever to be UV coated?
Would this same critic enjoy 1995 Topps? Would he say 1994 Fleer might be one of the best base sets ever to exist? Would he confess that he actually likes Circa?
Would he be considering a 1993 Upper Deck blog? Would he have paid homage to 1992 Pinnacle? Would he have more than 400 Mike Piazza cards in his collection?
And would he be able to show off the rest of the Smoke n' Heat set right here, right now?
There you go. (Todd Stottlemyre does not belong in this group).
A great-looking insert from that great period of mid-1990s cardboard.
Gotta love it.
Fantastic stuff, from those wild, wacky '90s.
OK, someone sent this to me and I just opened it today.
At least I liked it. That's a step in the right direction, right?
(Much, much more to come from steelehere soon).