Thursday, May 6, 2010
1989 Fleer Danny Cox
Who is this? Lancaster Barnstormers' pitching coach Danny Cox
What is this? An autographed card from the 1989 Fleer set
Where'd I get it? Cox signed it for me before a doubleheader between the Barnstormers and the Newark Bears last week.
How much did it cost? I'm sure where I got the card.
Why is this so special? I wrote a bit about Cox last week, when I posted the other card he signed for me at that game.
1989 was an interesting year for baseball card design. Upper Deck released their first set, which was considered the nicest of the year. Topps had a fairly bland design, but it's aged well and now looks classic. Donruss and Score were colorful, but they were hit and miss -- if the colors worked with your team's logo, they looked ok.
Then there was Fleer. My scanner doesn't like the design and has added a rainbow effect to the ugly grey columns in the border. The saving point is the nice action photo of Danny Cox. Of course, I think the card looks a lot nicer with an autograph.