Monday, March 17, 2014

Playing With My Birthday Cards

Ballplayers play on it, they make a ton of it, and on one special day in spring training they even wear it. Green. The special day? My Birthday... otherwise known as St. Patrick's Day.

1996 Upper Deck SP Frank Thomas CHW #60

Of course, major-league baseball players have already found their pot of gold. Maybe that makes it more fun to see them dressed like leprechauns for a day. Too bad they don't don those cool hats with the buckles.

1996 Upper Deck SP Ken Hill TEX #178
1996 Upper Deck SP Mickey Tettleton TEX #176

I'm sure there are plenty of collectors who enjoy these cards, but given that their photos can be traced to my birthday it just seemed like a no-brainer mini-collection for me. So here begins: My Birthday Cards.

This post serves as a nice introduction to my second wave of mini-collections, the rest of which I'll be rolling out in the coming weeks, as well as nice preview for an upcoming (Not) Junk Wax look at my box of these '96 SPs. So stay tuned.

And if you aren't wearing green right now, consider yourself virtually pinched...


  1. Happy Birthday!
    And I think you're on to something with the idea about those hats with buckles... ;)



  2. Feliz Cumpleanos, man! I'm trying to think if there are any green Padres in my collection, and the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Ricky Gutierrez' '93 Upper Deck card, but it's just a green hat.

  3. Happy Birthday--it's my daughters birthday also

  4. Chan Ho Park's rookie card in either Collectors Choice or UD had him in a Green Hat for 3/17, forget which one

  5. Happy birthday! Love the "Birthday Cards" mini-collection. The only other one that comes to mind that you didn't mention is Ivan Rodriguez's 1997 UD issue.$(KGrHqJ,!qgFHz3f2hCgBSGMbJtd+Q~~60_3.JPG