Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#126 1997 Starting Lineup Classic Doubles Greg Maddux/Cy Young

Why I Like It:  Combine two of the greatest pitchers of all time with my favorite line of SLU's and you have yourself a winner. This is definitely one of my favorite pieces ever made and I was unable to find this originally during my run of collecting. Like many of the figures I own now, I bought this post-SLU crash a lot cheaper than these used to go for.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#127 1997 Starting Lineup Terrell Davis FP


Why I Like It:  It was the most coveted football piece of the 97 season. This figure was scorching hot as Davis was the hottest running back going in the league at the time. This figure regularly sold for $100 or more at its peak. It was impossible to find at retail level and being a kid there was just no way I thought I'd ever own it. Fast forward many years later after the big SLU Crash and I was able to snatch this for a mere 2 bucks. Crazy how times change. The impact of this figure alone is why it's always been a favorite of mine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#128 1997 Starting Lineup Classic Doubles Ken Griffey/Ken Griffey Jr

Why I Like It: The Classic Doubles line is an all time favorite of mine. I loved the different pairing Kenner/Hasbro would come up with throughout every sport. This was part of the inaugural baseball line of Classic Double and it doesn't get any better than father and son. I always found it pretty awesome that Griffey got to actually play with his dad towards the end of his father's career in Seattle. Definitely a favorite of mine in my Griffey Collection.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#129 1998 Starting Lineup Ken Griffey Jr. Stadium Stars

Why I Like It: I loved all different lines that Starting Lineup had during my collecting days. The larger Stadium Stars were no exception. This is the only I kept and of course it's of Ken Griffey Jr. who makes yet another SLU appearance on the countdown.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#130 1995 Cal Ripken Jr. Commemortive Starting Lineup


Why I Like It:  It commemorates the beginning of Cal Ripken Jr's consecutive games streak. I love the piece as it showcases Ripken in the uniform he wore on the very first game of his streak. I was a kid while Ripken broke "The Streak" so it brings back great memories of what was and still is such a great record. This was pretty popular during the heyday of Starting Lineup Figures. I waited until market crashed to pick this up relatively cheap.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#131 98-99 Vince Carter Topps Chrome RC

Why I Like It: It's my favorite Vince Rookie Card and the only one left in my collection. I remember buying this during my birthday weekend in 1999 as there was a rare card show here in Corpus Christi. I'd wanted this card FOREVER and I believe i plunked down $60.00 of my birthday money to get this. I've always loved Topps Chrome since it's inital release and even though the SP Authentic is the best rookie card of Vince (which I used to own) I always preferred this one because of the reverse dunk photo and of course Topps Chrome finish. It was the cornerstone of my collection for a while.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#132 Ken Griffey Jr/Sandy Alomar Jr 1999 Starting Lineup Freeze Frame One on One

Why I Like It:  We continue with the parade of Griffey SLU's with the 3rd straight on the countdown. Multiplayer pieces such as Classic Doubles, Freeze Frames etc were always a favorite of mine. This was a Collector's Club Exclusive back in 1999 and revived the One on One Line that Kenner had in the late 80's. I didn't get it through the fan club, I bought it off Ebay years later. I love the "play at the plate" aspect of this set and of course it features Ken Griffey Jr so it makes it an automatic winner.