Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mets Howard Johnson - Player Collection

A puzzle can be easier to figure out when you take a step back and look it over from another angle. I recently did this while going through my baseball cards.

I have a TON of Howard Johnson baseball cards. By "ton" I mean, there's probably 100 of them. I know, it's not to the Andrew Miller, Evan Longoria, Tim Lincecum level talked about in the blogosphere (and thank goodness, I don't have that kind of budget), but after stepping back, I discovered
that I have a pretty decent Howard Johnson collection. The one pictured here is the 1989 Topps, #383.
I became a Howard Johnson fan when he joined the NY Mets. HoJo was one of the early 30/30 members (before it became the bar for judging true stardom in the '90s). I liked his tough play on the field and his ability to steal a base or hit a home run.

One of my collecting projects this summer is to go through all of the Howard Johnson cards.


Anonymous said...

Howard Johnson was one of my favorites in the early 1990s. I have a bunch of his cards, but no idea exactly how many - the Mets ones are kept in the appropriate team sets, but I never did figure out what to do with the couple rookie cards I had.

Tim said...

I love HOJO! He was one of my favs also and I still collect his stuff today.

JRJ said...

Paul and Tim - That's awesome. I'm sure I have some duplicates in this pile of cards. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send them your way.