A couple of days ago, I received some very cool booty from our Pirate Matey, Matthew.
|2001 Private Stock|
|2005 Donruss Champions|
Magglio Ordonez: Maggs - fans affectionately called him. I wasn't paying close attention to him when he came up with the White Sox. He managed to play with only two teams: White Sox 97-04 and Tigers 05-11. He put up great career numbers: .309 avg., 2156 hits, 294 homers and 1236 rbi. In 2007, Maggs won the AL Batting Title with a .363 average - the first Tiger to do so since Norm Cash won in 1961. He retired at the end of the 2011 season. From what I've read he was elected a municipality mayor in Venezuela. Ordonez ran on the ticket of Hugo Chavez's United Socialist Party of Venezuela. I wonder if he's divided his fortune to share among the people...
|2006 Topps Co-Signers|
Frank began his career with the Angels in 73 and pitched for six teams. He was a Tiger from 85-92. In his best years, he owned a fastball which regularly clocked at 100 plus mph. This pitch wore out his arm so he added a couple of slow off-speed pitches to the mix, earning him the nickname the great tantalizer. Frank would throw an 88mph fastball along with breaking balls which frustrated batters quite effectively. ESPN often referred to Tanana as the guy who threw 90 in the 70s and 70 in the 90s.
Mickey Tettleton and Frank Tanana - I didn't know them as Tigers but am sure they don't know me at all so we're even-steven. Matthew, thanks for these more than fantastic cards!
If you've read this far then behold, another round of Triple Thread offerings: base and numbered.
|GOLD /99 EMERALD/250|