If I keep receiving trade packages of this quality I'm going to have to invest in a better catch phrase. The High Subjective and Completely Arbitrary Brian and I have been swapping cards for just about a year now and each package seems to pack more of a wallop than the previous. Let's see what the man from up north has in store for me this time!
I enjoyed Brian McRae as a player and I loved his shades. He obviously wears them to protect his eyes from lasers, as in Topps Laser from 1996.
Both cards are beauties, but I'm personally lovig the design of the Kris Bryant card. Although, I might sing a different tune if I'm eventually able to find the other two Cubs to complete this triumvirate.
Yeah, I know. I need to stop drinking the Cubbie Kool-Aid.
Player Collection Additions! Heck yeah!
collect Brooks Kieschnick as a Cub, but that still leaves plenty of cardboard to chase. The card is from the 1997 Donruss Signature Series and the sequential number on the back is 0739; coincidentally enough, it's the 39th different card in my Kieschnick collection.
Here's another piece of cardboard from 1997.
my collection, but only the third autograph. Thanks, Brian!
I know, I know. I need turn stop being such a fanboy. The above card is already five years old. Where does the time go? It's also the 48th in my Vogelbach collection and my 7th autographed card. Woot!
Allow me to be completely honest here. When I first saw this card I thought about passing it on to a Diamonbacks fan. I know Randy Johnson and Dan Haren are sporting different uniforms, but the card lists them both as members of the Dbacks. I was thinking, "Huh, Brian must think I'm a big Dan Haren fan since he played for two months with the Cubs last year."
Lastly, we have a blast from the past.
Lewis Richie, not to be confused with Richie Lewis who played with the Marlins eighty years later. Lewis just missed playing for a world champion in Chicago, but that doesn't mean I love this card any less. It's the second oldest card in my collection, and certainly one of my top ten coolest! What a great find!
Thanks for a really fun package, Brian! I'll be sure to hit you up again in the future, you Super Trader!