Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Don Aase, 1987 Donruss 3x5 All-Stars #47
I lost track of time tonight, and in a pinch, oddball cards work well. I'd never seen one of these big boys until Mr. Aase arrived in a bubble mailer from John in the United Kingdom. Donruss put out a set of 60 oversized cards to commemorate the 1986 All-Stars. They actually measure about 3 1/2" x 5 ", just like the photos you used to take before the days of digital cameras. Oversized and undersized cards kind of bug me, because I'm so used to the standard 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch card size. They're easier for me to stack, sort, and store. That being said, if you're going to go for a different size, go for broke. The cards that I've abused the worst are those that are just barely bigger than usual, like 1989 Bowman or the late Eighties Topps Big cards. I'd try to shoehorn them into boxes or binder sheets meant for the regular cards, and they paid the price. I'm not sure what I'll do with Big Ol' Don Aase. Maybe I'll put it in a photo frame and confuse the hell out of future visitors to my home.