Thursday, January 5, 2017

Birth of Retro Greatness

Many of us have fond vivid memories of our childhood. For me when I think of my childhood, it's canvas photo albums filled with pages full of 1987 Topps, Fleer, and Donruss baseball cards watching Thundercats and running around with a towel wrapped around my neck saying "I'm Batman."  Sometimes these events happened seperately, but as I remember it, they all happened simultaneously often on a daily basis.

Now, nearly 30 years later I still think I am Batman and love to collect those retro designed baseball cards. 

The cardboard from the 80s and early 90s, like many of us, is what got me into collecting baseball cards.

Here are all the Andrew McCutchen cards I own based on original card designs from my birth year

1981 Donruss (2015 Donruss)

1982 Donruss (2016 Donruss)

1983 Topps (2015 Archives)

1983 Topps All-Star (2013 Archives)

1985 Topps (2013 Archives)

1986 Topps (2014 Archives)

1987 Topps (2011 mini and two versions of 5x7s from 2015 Topps)

1989 Bowman (2014 Bowman is Back diamond refractor)

1989 Topps (2014 Chrome Refractor)

1989 Topps (2014 Topps Diecuts)

1991 Donruss Studio (2013 Black Friday Studio '13)

1991 Topps (2016 Archives)

1992 Bowman (2010 Bowman Throwbacks)

1993 Topps Finest All Stars (2013 Finest)

1994 Topps Finest (2014 Finest)

I didn't include cards produced from 1997-2009 because I wasn't collecting during that time. So even though there have been retro style cards of Gold Class and Topps Tek featuring Cutch I won't be highlighting them in this post.

How many cards do you own of your favorite player representing styles of cardboard originally produced after your birthyear?

1 comment:

  1. When it comes to my Gwynn PC, I'm sure it in the 25 to 40 card range. I think I have six or seven versions of his 1983 Topps rookie card... and another three to four versions of his 1986 Topps base cards.