Sunday, February 24, 2008

Eric Bryan Lindros

This is a Score "Traded/Update" Baseball Card from 1990. However, Eric Lindros was a professional Ice Hockey player who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League. The hype around his career led to an exclusive deal with Score. Lindros took batting practice with the Toronto Blue Jays upon an invitation from the manager Cito Gaston. Attempting to leverage this arrangement with Score as much as possible, he was even featured on this baseball card. The card showes him as a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays although he never actually played baseball. He was only there taking batting practice one day. The reason I am posting this card is that this is another one of those cards that had a lot of "Hype" around it when it came out. The asking price from most dealers at card shows was $5.00 - $10.00. I came by this card when I bought a whole bunch of cards from a card dealer who was going out of business. While I was digging through the cards and found this one it reminded me, that I need to be patient when it comes to card collecting and wait until the "Hype" goes away before purchasing the card.


Jeremiah said...

Crazy card. Bart, I have a short stack of Royals cards for you to thank you for adding me to your blogroll. Please email me your address so I can get them in the mail. Thanks,

hartmanj said...

Nice. I have never seen that card before.

--David said...

When I read the name, I thought, "Eric Lindros!? When the blankety-blank did he play baseball?" LOL, glad to know I wasn't way off my rocker!