Jared sent these cards early last month. I managed to get them scanned before I left for vacation on the 17th. Sadly the photos have since been sitting, seemingly abandoned in a desktop folder. They cry for their freedom so today is Liberation Day!
He included a couple of fun Chipz. I haven't and probably won't purchase these little tokens but it's certainly fun receiving them within a trade. PAWS is a cool-looking cat. Verlander is one of the golden boys.
Keeping them company are 2012 GQ minis of Fielder and Verlander with Straight Cut and Gypsy Queen backs. I didn't care for this design early on but it's growing on me. The color is a bit bland for my tastes.
I have a LOT of cards from the 90s but few from either 92 or 93 Ultra. I like these early full bleed photos and needed both of these cards. Jared included a mint 83 Topps Lynn Jones. Over eight seasons Jones played for the Tigers and Royals, winning a championship ring in 1985. The Royals won in seven games over the Cards.
2007 Tristar ProDebut
|2008 Bowman Chrome|
|2000 Pacific Vanguard|
2013 Topps Chrome
2013 Topps World Baseball Classic
2012 Bowman Platinum
I've often wondered if any fans ever see their image on a card. I don't specifically collect cards depicting the many differing expressions found on their faces. On the 2012 Topps Raburn below I see fear, joy, and drunk - just to name a few.
2013 Parallels of WM blue and emerald foil, 2014 red hot foil. Great throwback uni on Valverde!
2012 and 2013 Topps Heritage
2013 Heritage New Age Performers 2013 GQ Avasail Garcia RC
The card below is a foil mini, non-sticker. After looking through Beckett Online, I still can't identify it. Alan Trammell is number 12 with 1988 stats and 1989 Topps copyright line. Any ideas?
I'm currently building the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set. This card puts me one closer to completion.
2012 Topps Golden Greats
Upon my re-entry into the hobby last year, one of my first discoveries were these beautiful Cut to the Chase cards. I also learned how undervalued this die cut set is. At 48 cards, this hasn't been an easy collection to complete. Thanks Jared! I now need only four - Trout, Jeter, Clemente and Ripken!
Hank Greenberg, Denny McClain and Norm Cash from the 1994 Ted Williams issue.
Someone is always stickin' it to me...
Jared sent a mailer full of great cards. Of all these, this card was my favorite. An oddball from 2013 Panini Golden Age. A food issue type die cut bread card made to look old:
Jared, I can't thank you enough! Trading with you is just plain ole fun! Looking forward to more in 2015!