1. he was one of the first to use platoons
2. his nickname was "The Old Professor"
3. he was hard on his players but great with the media
Well, Panini Cooperstown is back for another edition and they have sparkly parallels that feature Hall-of-Famers, like Casey Stengel.
Behold, a green parallel of The Old Professor.
Granted, my camera doesn't truly capture the sparkliness of this card, but it is very cool. Probably my favorite card in the two packs of 2013 Panini Cooperstown I purchased last weekend.
Here's a trio of Cleveland players that I found in the two packs. I would have said "Indians," but I think some of them may have been "Spiders" at one point in time. I could be wrong. One thing is for sure: I'm too tired to look it up.
|Lou Boudreay, Nap Lajoie, and Tris Speaker|
Tony Perez and Harry Heilmann.
How about some cards more relevant to this collector?
Well, that's it for the base cards. How about some Stars of the Diamond Chips?
Now we're talking.
The next card is even better, in my eyes.
A red sparkly parallel of a Redbird. Oh, and it's numbered to 399. Very nice. Wouldn't it be cool if parallels were done to team colors? This, above, would be the perfect example. Oakland could have green, the Rockies would be purple... and Blue for the Cubs (and a few other teams). Man, I really do go for sparkly blue cards of Cubs.
If you're looking for any Panini Cooperstown let me know. All of these can be had if the right Cubs cards come along!
Have a great weekend, folks.