Monday, November 24, 2008

1990 Donruss 2

#396 Randy Ready

This is the third and final Randy Ready that I got signed at the Salt Lake Bees game. You can see the first two here and here. This is also the final card from this very red set. Next up is 1990 Fleer, another lackluster set. Come to think of it, all of the sets from 1990 are ugly except Upper Deck and maybe Score.

I do like this card, though, for two reasons. First is the stripe running from the stirrup to the armpit. It's like he's wearing a unitard. The second reason is the flip-up sunglasses, which are almost impossible to see in the scan. Those were the coolest things ever. They are even starting to make a comeback. When I was in Iraq, a buddy of mine found an old pair of those. They were made by Franklin, so you know they were from the '80s. I wore them on a couple of patrols, which probably wasn't very smart since they used actual glass. But the Iraqi kids loved them (or just thought I was weird). Unfortunately, I didn't bring them back to the states with me and I regret that.

Thanks to the Darren Daulton card, that makes it three Phillies in a row.


Andy said...

The all-red cards were an odd choice, and look particularly bad against the maroon Phillies uniforms. I loved collecting this set when it first came out, though.

zman40 said...

I certianly didn't mind this set when it came out, either.

Also, I forgot that Leaf was re-introduced in 1990 and I'm not talking about the Doruss copy of Leaf.