I realize it's summer now, but this was truly a spring cleaning endeavor that my sister labored through. Even though she took the time to sort all of her cards by teams, I have spent the better part of the last month going through the cards and filing them away into my system.
The next largest stack is what I would call a miscellaneous stack of sports.
Hersey Hawkins card, who played his college ball in Peoria, but the rest are up for trade. Just speak up!
There were probably 75 to 90 cards of each MLB team amongst the five boxes, but you know how I roll. Let's see those Cubs!
Divergent strabismus? Oh, I love mascots.
More Maddux, including his Leaf and Donruss Rated Rookies.
A couple of Mad Dog's Starting Lineup cards. Very nice.
A mini Starlin Castro from TriStar Obak to add to the informal player collection.
And one more Maddux card with Fergie from the Cubs publication, Vine Line, which celebrates the retiring of their number, 31.
Vintage! Oh how glorious. A couple of creases, rounded corners, and a pin hole located in the visor on the cap of the black and white photo. Just wonderful!
Cards for my player collections!
126 unique cards of Fukudome now!
A Brooks Kieschnick sighting! Brooks' total is now at 32 Cubs cards.
And now for the last card and a mini rant.
This is a 2010 Topps 206 framed mini bat relic of Kerry Wood. It's new to my collection and GREATLY appreciated! I guess my sister pulled this from a pack. How cool is that? It's the seventeenth relic that I have of Kerry and the 396th card of his in my collection.
Now, the mini rant.
At this point in his career Kerry Wood was used exclusively as a relief pitcher, and we're not talking middle relief where he might get an at-bat. Plus, he's pitching in the AL, where he would only get a plate appearance during interleague play in an NL park. Let's take a look at Wood's batting line:
When exactly is this "Game Used Bat" relic from? It's not from 2009, which is the year a typical 2010 card looks at. He only had one at-bat from the 2007 and 2008 seasons combined. Do closers and set-up men even have their own bats? The last game Wood started was in 2006, so my guess is it's from this year.
I suppose spring training could be another option. Eek. That removes the allure a bit doesn't it? A game used bat sliver from spring training! Ooooh-Ahhhhh!
Just call me a doubting P-town Thomas.
End mini rant.
Jane, thanks for all of the cards! Your brother will make good use of them for sure!
Blogosphere, the trade trade box in the man room is fully stocked and sorted by team! You saw the randomness withing the displayed Cubs cards. Let me know of your interest!