Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Few Videos and Some RHC Changes

I'm just now starting to get caught up to the world that is Rickey, after being out of the loop for a few weeks with work, school, and vacation (Hawaii was awesome!). I haven't posted to the site in a little while, but I have been posting much more frequently to the newly created Rickey Henderson Collectibles Facebook page.

I've found that posting quick articles, videos, and comments is much quicker and easier on Facebook than on the main site. If you haven't yet become a fan, please do so, as I don't want any followers to the blog to miss out on anything.

I will still post all of my new card and collectible acquisitions to the site, as well as the random video and article, but most of these will now be reserved for the Facebook fan page.

For those that missed them, here's some of the recent videos that I've posted:

Rickey talks about basestealing and visiting Raley Field, which he compares to Major League stadiums during his early playing career

While working as a roving instructor for the A's, Rickey threw out the first pitch at the Stockton Ports game on April 17th

Friday, April 9, 2010

1992 Yankees WIZ All-Star and Yankees of the 80's

After over 20 years, I was finally able to obtain the final piece to this Yankees oddball sets from the 1980's!

These sets were given away as sheets of cards by the WIZ (a New York/New Jersey electronics chain) during Yankees home games in 1992. The All-Star set was one of 6 different sets given away in 1992, which also included a Hall of Fame set, as well as sets featuring stars of the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s. These mini cards feature perforated edges, and are only about 2" wide by 3 1/4" tall.

The back of the cards were pretty basic, just indicating the set that it was from, as well as the years during which Rickey played on the team.

This is the card that I was finally able to get my hands on, and when I first looked at it, I thought I'd made a mistake, and bought the wrong one. The "Yankees of the 80's" set does look exactly like the All-Star set, but is just missing the logo in the upper left hand corner.

Although similar to the back of the All-Star cards, this set also includes some very brief statistics.

As everyone knows, I love all things oddball, especially those from the 80's and 90's. It's nice to know that I can finally cross this one off my list, and allow it to replace the placeholder in the binder that has been there for so long!