Friday, January 15, 2016

Awesome night card, pt. 251: can't beat the real thing


Although I've owned this card only a little while, it is quickly becoming one of my favorite night cards.

It possesses many of the elements I love in a card. Famed, dominant pitcher. Vintage photo from the '70s. Nightfall. Plus, there is the clincher, product placement. Many profess to love the corporate-sponsored oddball, but there is one who loves the food-issue cards above all, and you're reading his words.

This card is from the 26-card 1992 Donruss Nolan Ryan Career Series set, which you could find in Coke products.

Think about this for a moment. You pick up a 24-pack of Coke cans and tucked within is a baseball card. I get tingly just envisioning it.

This is just the second card from this set that I own. There are several fine-looking cards in the tidy set and it's very cheap, so unless you have some kind of weird aversion to Nolan Ryan, I recommend picking it up. I should do so myself.

Most importantly, for me, it is the only non-revolting thing to come out of 1992 Donruss. And that is a feat in itself, finding something I can stomach about '92 Donruss.


There's your back.

Enjoy Coca-Cola.

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Night Card Binder candidate: Nolan Ryan, 1992 Donruss Nolan Ryan Career Series, #10
Does it make the binder?: Yes. It boots this card out. Topps may have made a farewell card to him last year, but Paulie's no Ryan Express.

6 comments:

  1. I must be a weirdo.. I love the 1992 Donruss set.. Mind you that was also the first set I started.. lol

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  2. They packaged the Ryan cards in small cello packs as well, not sure where or how they distributed them -- I thought it might have been in conjunction with movie theater promotions. A friend of mine got a whole bunch of those and gave me a big box of them back in the day. You got one Ryan card and about four or five 92 Donruss base cards from Series 1. I think that set is okay.

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  3. Donruss put out at least one other set you'd like for it's design. The 1992 Toronto Blue Jays World Series Box Set. He's a pick of a few cards (thy didn't come signed).

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-12-Autographed-1992-Donruss-Toronto-Blue-Jays-World-Series-Cards-WOW-/301837555336?nav=SEARCH



    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Toronto-Blue-Jays-World-Series-Donruss-commerative-factory-sealed-cards-set-1992-/371401304294?nav=SEARCH

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  4. I have several of these and may still have some unopened packs. I have some Advil Nolan Ryan unopened packs as well. Love these oddballs.

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  5. 92 Donruss was only slightly less gruesome than 92 Fleer. Coke and the Express are paired nicely on this particular card.

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  6. I collected a bit of '92 Donruss back in the day. I didn't think that it was that bad to be honest.

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