when the twins were awarded the all-star game a couple of years ago, i thought for sure that i would be attending a bunch of the events, including possibly the game itself. now that it's almost here, i've actually turned down tickets to the futures game and celebrity softball game, as well as fanfest. i thought about buying tickets to the home run derby, but decided not to go through with it.
i was in boston during the 1999 fanfest but didn't go, and i regretted it at the time (i think steve garvey might have been at that one). there's a slight chance that i might pop into the local card show for a bit tomorrow, but i won't be at the fanfest.
anyway, i was thinking about this because there is a lot of coverage on the local news and downtown minneapolis is all decked out with all-star game graphics, and also because this 1987 topps fernando valenzuela glossy all-star card
1981 topps jay johnstone
1982 fleer tom niedenfuer
1984 donruss steve sax
we as bloggers don't show enough 1984 donruss i don't think. this was such a high target set when it came out. i completed multiple sets and sold one for about $80 in the late 80's as i recall. i think i still have two sets today.
1990 fleer mike hartley
and another dodger who wore 43, raul mondesi and the back of his 1992 leaf gold leaf rookie insert
i am really intrigued by the lefty batting photos that leaf used here and on his 1993 leaf card.
2003 upper deck darren dreifort
last but not least, here's a 2011 bowman hiroki kuroda card
thanks for the cards wes!