Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new Andy Van Slyke card

One of my 2014 collecting goals is to add 36 new Andy Van Slyke cards to my PC.  The first few weeks of January lead to nothing, but I finally added a new AVS to my collection.

1 down, 35 to go...

This recent $3 pickup hails from the 2013 Hometown Heroes insert set, Rivalry and is my first unlicensed card of AVS in a long long time.

If you're not familar with the insert set, it features players that played for rival teams during their playing career.  Past fan favorites like Lenny Dykstra (NYM and Phillies), Roger Clemens (BoSox and Yanks), Orel Hershiser (Dodgers/Giants), and many others are featured in the set.

Above is a scan of the back of the card.


  1. There's only one problem with that card. St. Louis and Pittsburgh were not rivals in 1986 when they made the trade. They were both in the East, but the Cards/Cubs and Pirates/Phillies were much bigger rivalries.

    1. Are you suggesting the subject should have been Bob Walk?

    2. Eh maybe not Bob Walk. Sid Bream would have made a good one though. The Braves/Pirates postseason rivalry was interesting for a couple of years.

    3. Some of the subjects in the inserts are just silly. Was Gary Sheffield that memorable as a Met? Some make a lot of sense like Damon and Hershiser. Others don't. Sammy Sosa would have been a good one for playing in both sides of ChiTown