I got this in a trade with Victoriano over at Waxcaptain's Dugout.
|Disregard the bunny hair.|
Of course, it could be argued that I'm somewhat biased.
Waxcaptain is now looking for all the Topps cards, so if you have a surplus, I'm sure he could use them. Thanks, man!
|I'm gonna eat your phone charger and get away with it.|
[I would also like to take this opportunity to address an issue with my scans. My wife got us a pet bunny last year who we named Dumpling. She is about to turn 1, and she is already huge. We love her, but she sheds profusely; and while we do a pretty good job of keeping the house fur-free, the errant hair stuck to my hand from much petting does find it's way to the glass of the scanner. I've noticed a few Dumpling follicles in my Griffey card scans, and the one you see above that you pretty much can't miss is definitely the biggest yet. Going forward, if you spot a bunny hair in a scan, make a wish.]
I sent Tim Wallach some Tim Wallachs, and he sent the Junior Junkie some Juniors. No surprises, please:
|1995 Leaf! - can I get a "what, what?"|
According to Panini, trading doubles of stickers with your friends is fun. This should be ammended with "but hoarding doubles of Griffey stickers forever is way more fun."
Wallach guy is good people - send him your Wallachs. All of them.
Tom from The Angels in Order sent me a mean pile of Griffeys that looked like this:
There were a few I've never seen and a few more I knew right away I didn't have. Here are the ones that really stood out:
I remember Fun Pack having a few heat-reactive cards, but that one on the top right looks like a flagship Upper Deck insert. Also, I had all the Griffey Crash the Game folding inserts except that one, so it was a nice surprise. Plus the Ultra Stars is a gold parallel I was missing, and how cool is that sparkly sticker in the center? Awesome.
Aw, wait - there's more?
These are all new to me as well. I was very excited to find that 2000 Aurora showing Griffey doing a press conference with his new team, the Reds! Never seen that one, and I love these press conference cards.
So yeah. Great stuff, Tom! Thanks a bunch!
And finally, The Underdog Card Collector and I have begun trading negotiations. He asked that I not send anything just yet, but he wanted to get something to me first. I like that!
Anyway, he claimed it was a card I didn't have, so I was eager to see what it was.
OK, cool. I always loved this card. The forced smile, the turtleneck, the airbrushed M's logo, and who doesn't love a bizarre brand card? Post, Burger King, Big Mama's Discount Auto Parts and Hairnets - these thing were popping up everywhere in the overproduction era, and they're super collectible.
Sadly I have like 9 of these; so while I love duplicates, I wasn't blown away.......until I turned it over and BLAM!
Yep, a super-baddass error card! I most definitely do NOT have this! I was very vocal about my excitement. Luckily my wife was not home at the time, though the bunny probably got a little creeped out at the sight of my awkward-white-guy happy dance.
Strangely enough, this is not the first time I've seen Junior and Abbot together on the same card. From the Griffey binders: