Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Too Many Verlanders Trade Mail

Dennis had a Christmas Giveaway underway, ridding himself of some teams and specific lots of cards, so I took him up on Angels/Patriots and the lot for minor league/rookie cards.  
I got a very generous brick of stuff, in a BOX there were so many cards, so I'll hit the highlights.

2000 Skybox Dominion #70
In my opinion, by far, the ugliest uniform of any sport, ever, in the world.
That's what makes this card so awesome.

2006 Bowman Draft Picks #BDP3
Naps coming back to the neighborhood here in Texas.
At least that's the rumor I've heard.
Which gives me a reason to go watch them play.

1997 Pinnacle Mint #24 (Lower Right)
Went to the team binder and found that this is the only Pinnace Mint I have!
What a tragedy.

1999 SPx #12 (lower right)
Dennis must have had a Darin Erstad player collection at one time because there were a ton of Erstads in the box. And ALL good ones.

1997 Donruss VXP 1.0 #1 2001 Donruss Classics #34
Speaking of Erstad, I'm still trying to figure out how he ended up holding the bat that way in the card on the left, in his left hand on the follow through.
He's left-handed so his follow through should end up like the card on the right.

I placed dibs on the rookie/minor league lot that was part of the giveaway.
Seriously a huge stack of great cards.
The Eckstein rookie will go somewhere in an Angels binder.
I may have to start a "Former Angels In Non-Angels Uniform Rookie Cards" binder.

Also the mix I came across the nice stack of newer Patriots cards.
I picked out my top nine in the bunch.
Mostly Brady of course.

AND as a bonus, there was a surprise unopened pack of cards!

Lets see what I pulled:
1. Can't go wrong with a Gretzky.
2. Bill Hall #180 is an SP
3. A surfer (I'm from So Cal.)
4. And a Mini Parallel Stephen Drew #120

Really good stuff, just in time for Christmas.
Thank you Dennis!

1 comment:

  1. The Angels had some weird uniforms they tried in the late 90s up through around 2000. I recall the 2000 Topps card of Gary DiSarcina where the back of his jersey had his number on the center-left with his name written vertically on the right side. Actually, looking at a photo of the card I on COMC I think it's the same uniform as in your Chuch Finley card. What a bizarre design.