I didn't collect a whole lot of baseball as a kid. I've always been more of a football guy. I've been on a baseball tear since I got back into the hobby, though, but one side effect is that my collection tends to be newer cards. One of the nice things about not having the largest baseball collection is that when people want to unload their "junk," most of it is new to me. This was the case as I received a nice package from John this week, most of it filled with 90s goodness of All-Star MVPs, Rookies of the Year, and World Series MVPs. I may be the last collector on the interwebs to need these cards, but John found them a good home here.
Let's start out with the All-Star MVPs, which, aside from the Cubs, is the focus of my baseball collection.
Continuing with the All-Star MVPs, Fred McGriff and Tim Raines both fit the bill. I love the spectrum of
teams represented by the Crime Dog here.
The last PC theme that John hit was World Series heroes. Here are a pair of cards from teams north of the border, though Pedro did his World Series heroics with Boston later in his career.
Someday my son will receive my Andruw Jones PC for his birthday. I really want him to learn some 90s hip-hop jive off the back of this card. Definitely one of the most interesting card backs I've seen. It sounds like when your teacher tried to drop the latest slang in an effort not to be lame, but proved himself lame in the process. Trust me; as a teacher, I know what this sounds like.
We'll wrap the trade with this Vlad Guerrero promo card. Not a PC guy, but a promo oddball is always welcomed.
Thanks, John, for the generous trade package. My meager collection feels like it got a shot in the arm, if not a Mark McGwire-type shot.