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!
170 cards?! Holy cow!ReplyDelete
I love the sight of blue tape.ReplyDelete
Wow great haul. I also applaud the blue painters tape.ReplyDelete
#wow #garyeugeneredus #supertradersReplyDelete
Finally have some time to catch up on the blogroll. Glad you liked the cards and the blue tape!ReplyDelete
Enjoy having Fowler again this year. My Cubs fan friend says they'll win 140 games!