Saturday, December 26, 2020

Roiding with Slammin Sammy

Here's hoping everyone had a great Holiday!  I didn't get any cards, but I got a few bucks to go spend on some soon, so that's nice.

On to the steroids post!

In a previous post, I mentioned that I am going to try to complete my Steroids project, and I am going to be spotlighting the players on that list one by one.  Today it is Sammy Sosa! 

For those of you who don't know how I am doing this, I will be attempting to get:

-the entire Topps base run (flagship) from each players playing career.
-a relic or autograph of each player
-4 nine pocket sheets of the 'coolest' cards I can find of each player.  Think refractors, die-cuts and colorful stuff.  Rare and serial numbered could make the cut too!

Here is what I need for Sosa:

Topps Base Needs:


Holy cow, that's a lot of base card needs! As I have said before, while the inserts might be the flash of this project, the Topps base run is the backbone.  Hopefully someone has some Sosa base for trade!

Relic or Auto card - I have two already

Sheets of Coolness: Below is what I have so far for Sammy.  Can you beat any of these?  Then let's talk trade! Also, notice that I only have 3 pages so far, but I want 4.  I have enough Sammy's to fill out an OK fourth, but always looking for better ones.

As you can see, this is a horizontal heavy page.A few of these cards are up for replacement if I can get enough sweet Sosas, but I do like the "Passing the Torch" super shiny pink insert.  It is serial numbered out of 500.  In fact the whole middle row has some character in my opinion.  I also like the Orioles Sammy.  I love bright orange Oriole cards.  I imagine that card doesn't look quite so nice to Cubbies fans though.

This page is pretty solid all around.  My favorite here is the 'Team Finest' insert in the lower left.  It is numbered /1500.  That bottom row is probably my favorite row.

And this is my favorite Sammy page!  I actually love all of these nine cards.  Several serial numbered, and more importantly, lots of color and shine!  Christmas Sammy!

Let's trade for Sammy!  Or any of the other Steroids Boys if you got em!


  1. I don't think that anyone is going to be able to top that Pacific ornament!

  2. I'm with Jon... that ornament is sweet. The good news is that there are plenty of inserts and parallels of Sosa out there to choose from. Gosh I love the 90's.