I received a good number of cards not yet in my collection:
96 SP 95 Upper Deck 93 Upper Deck
Andy Dirks, now a Blue Jay. I hope he has a chance for regular play as a Jay. I'll certainly keep up with him but will miss his fan-friendly personality - 2013 Topps Emerald foil. The back of the 93 Stadium Club Fryman reads ...Fryman is being talked about as the next major star - the next Cal Ripken, people are saying. After a 13 year career: .274, 223hr, 1022 rbi in 1698 games. Ripken gave us nearly 20 years with 3001 games played: .276, 431 hr, 1695 rbi. Beloved Sparky Anderson, one of only two managers (La Russa being the other) to win the World Series in both leagues. With the Tigers he held a W/L record 895/777. Sparky is featured on a CL from 96 Upper Deck, another very attractive set. Cecil is featured on a Silver Slugger insert from 91 UD and 2013 A&G, both great additions to the Fielder collection.
1996 Stadium Club 2010 Upper Deck
Mike Piazza - a personal collection favorite. Featured is the CL from 96 Score and a gorgeous die-cut, refractorish insert from 97 Upper Deck. I've never seen this card. FANTASTIC addition to the Piazzas!
The first nine cards of 1997 Upper Deck featured the gifted and talented Jackie Robinson. These are cards 6 and 7. Le Frenchman Papoy is toying with me here. Now I need (must have) the other seven cards.
Kevin, thank you for the terrific assortment of cards! I'm gradually updating my Collecting tab with items needed which includes cards from 2013 Topps Cut To the Chase insert series and 2014 Stadium Club base.
I recently received my first official PWE. Pat over at Hotcorner sent several great cards which I managed to mix into my collections without scanning. I truly live up to the name Cracked Bat. Fat little packages also arrived, sent by Mark Hoyle (our community activist/non-blogger), Marcus Pond at Backstop, Michael Kaiser's Orange and Black, and one just yesterday from Jared, the Masked One. I'll share these soon, first up will be from Mr.Ten Cents, Nick.
Here's a toast to Kevin, living several thousand miles away and close as the send button. Thank you for your generosity!
Keep it Pink!