A while ago I got a package of Angels cards from blogging pal Howard Bagby.
Howard sends me a bunch of Angels cards every couple months it seems.
It's always a great day when I get one of those packages.
Here's a few of the cards that were included.
Ooh, Mike Trout mini of the blackage variety.
Gold parallel Fleer Ultras.
A very well done parallel set I might add. I just love the gold background.
Cool cards with the little windows that show the players face and when you flip it over shows the players other face and not the back of his head, kinda freaky. Hold them up to the light and it looks like the sun is shining through. So bitchen.
When I saw the stack of Looney Tunes card with the Angels Jim Abbott on each card, I thought to myself, "No way am I about to collect every Looney Tunes card with Jim Abbott in an Angels uniform on it, or Nolan Ryan, or Reggie Jackson for that matter. Super glad to have them but no way does that qualify towards a team set, no way because then I'll have to get basically the whole sets."
But when I turned one of those Jim Abbott cards over I saw this:
Now a Jim Abbott 9-card puzzle....THATS another story.
It will take some serious research to figure out which 9 cards make up the puzzle but I think the result would be worth it.
This one goes on my Someday List.
Wally Joyner cards.
I love the Select '95 series.
This might be a set I'd consider collecting.
More Jim Abbot cards.
There's another Select '95.
Tim Salmon...Select '95.
I'm getting more and more convinced.
Sweepstakes and Code Cards.
I had a subscription to Topps Magazine when it first came out. Somewhere along the way I got rid of them.
I regret that. I think I still have a Nolan Ryan issue though.
Lot's of O-Pee-Chee Angels cards.
I used to hate O-Pee-Chee until I started concentrating on my Angels team sets.
It just stinks to have to get a whole 'nother set of basically the same cards.
Speaking of "nother" I just had a conversation with my wife about the use of the phrase "a whole nother one". We both chuckled realizing how often educated folks use the phrase.