Before I go into the card I just picked up, there’s a great article today for you 1990s collectors on Beckett’s website.
That said, it’s appropriate I talk about a 90’s card I just picked up!
1996 Topps Power Boosters #17 – Juan Lebron
3 months since I started it, and this is a third card from my “Elusive Eight”. That’s pretty good. I think doing it has either a) brought a couple of these cards to some reader’s attention, or b) made me focus a bit more on going out and finding these specific cards myself.
This was a case of the latter, though I don’t think this was a card that was just sitting there for a long time. I found this card on Sportlots while perusing the site recently. Unlike my normal purchases on Sportlots, I just got this card and that’s it. It cost me 99¢ for the card, and another 99¢ for shipping. Considering how hard these rookie power brokers have been to track down – I’ll take that any day of the week!
LeBron did not make much of an impact on MLB – the highest he ever got with an affiliated organization was Double-A. He’s probably best remembered for having his picture switched with Carlos Beltran in their 1995 Topps Traded cards.
I am down to 2 cards left in the set, and, somewhat surprisingly, still have 6 inserts left from 1996. 3 of those are on the Elusive Eight – 2 from this set and the “Masters of the Game” card I need.