I received a small priority mail box packed with a couple hundred cards in December, on the very day I was leaving for Michigan. I packed it into my carry-on for a holiday card fix. Infield Fly Rule had surprised me again! I'm probably surprising him now, finally sharing his generosity with y'all! Here is each and every card, posted one at a time:
Suckers...just kidding! It was a little difficult to pick my favorites. I'm drawn to HOFers, quirky and oddball cards. For those who believe quirky and oddball are one and the same, here are some examples to help differentiate:
Quirky and odd. Ok. So there isn't much difference. Canseco's card is a bit of both. Not being a fan of his, I never turned this card over to check out the back. No doubt it passed through my hands many times over the years. Off it goes into the fun binder! His posturing does bring back a humorous memory. I caught a Ranger game with the visiting A's in 1997. Jose stood in basically the same place behind the cage, in the same pose for the entire duration of their batting practice. Smiling and shifting his feet, leaning on the bat, he stood there while fans took countless photos. Apparently he'd been doing this routine for years!
Adam also included Tigers and hit on my player collections:
Love this guy!
Altuve Mini - 2013
Max Max Max...if he weren't such a nice guy, I could be angry. Hurt though, I am. Endless nights, pillow wet with tears. But that had nothing to do with him really. There was a pea under my mattress.
1995 UC3 from Pinnacle 1993 Upper Deck w/brother Billy
Sweet stash of Ripkens! I'd missed Cal's appearance on 96 Topps Valentin. Adam's sharp eye added another card to the Cal collection! All of these were needed!
1992 Stadium Club, all needed towards the team set completion.
Jim Abbott was born without a right hand but gifted with determination. Jim was also a star quarterback in high school. He had a very respectable pitching career with a career ERA of 4.25.
HOFers galore! Three more with Mantle, Berra and Mathewson. I'm a big fan of Sweet Spot Classics. Mathewson is from 2005 and the first card from this set in my collection.
Adam, you did it again! I got quite the high while opening this box over the holidays! Thank you for the incredible selection of cards! Looking forward to our next swap! Always a fun trader, check out Infield Fly Rule !