Saturday, December 26, 2020


Happy Boxing Day. Just the one card today and I chose it because, well, I didn't have any Skybox cards left to blog, and it sort of has a box as part of the design. 

Card Number 552: Upper Deck Ionix, 2000; #A11 (A-eleven)

Ionix was a weird card range that Upper Deck released at the turn of the Millennium. I have featured one of the cards from the 1999 set previously. This card came from eBay. 

The box saying Gn 19 looks like a box from the Periodic Table. This gave me an idea - a Periodic Table of baseball players! Then I googled it and found it has already been done.

The cardback has a sciencey-looking chart for Tony's batting average. Graphs on baseball cards are a bit of a niche interest for me. 

I also really like the font that Upper Deck used for the word 'Atomic' and it's much clearer on the back than the front. I'll give this card a bonus point for that font. (One day, when I have some free time, I will actually get round to scoring the cards in my collection.)

Total: 552 cards


  1. Oooh... I can't wait to see you score the cards in your collection. That sounds like a lot of fun. My problem is that I'm so wishy-washy. If I attempted it my scores would be changing with my moods.