Infield Fly Rule, blew up my mailbox with just over 170 cards! Whoa!
A large majority of them were from my childhood, also known as the Junk Wax Era. Let's take a look!
My first memories of being star struck by baseball players involved Ty Griffin, Earl Cunningham and Lance Dickson. The aforementioned trio were all #1 draft picks by the Cubs and they all played in Peoria during my middle school years.
Heathcliff Slocumb! He had two successful stints in Peoria. I don't recall the first one, because it was before my family and I started attending Chiefs games with regularity. But in 1987 Heathliff logged ten wins and a 2.60 ERA as a starter. I do remember when came back to P-town in 1989 to start his career as a closer. A 1.78 ERA with 22 saves is a pretty decent start!
Some day I will make a list of my favorite Cubs and both of these gentlemen will make the list.
More Cubs who would make the list: Red Bear and Hector Villanueva! Who doesn't love a hefty back-up catcher with a nice mustache?
The Bowman International parallel of Brian McRae may be my favorite card in the package.
Facial Hair! Did I tell you that for the first time ever I tried growing a beard earlier this year?
These six cards had a different theme altogether!
Hey, look! There's Mark Grace trying to tag out the uber-talented Gary Redus.
Thanks for a fun bunch of cards, Adam! I'll get a package out to you before too long!