I've gotten a few great cards recently, and with no unifying theme to pull them all together I'm just going to throw them all at you at once.
First, I pulled my very first Topps camo parallel:
I pulled this from a hangar box of Update. Now that I get a good look at one, I see that it's less camo and more Rorschach. See the middle? The pattern is a mirror-image of itself.
Now I don't buy packs for hits to sell - I bought this particular box because I'm working on completing the base set - but I may end up eBaying this one and using the proceeds for Griffeys.
By the way, I'm still looking for #'s 40, 46, 50, 87, 99, 100, 120, 133, 136, 138, 150, 168, 237, 264, 267, 313, 321, 326, and 330 from the Update set.
I've got two words for you: Ron Freakin' Kittle. This is a little Christmas gift I gave myself. It's from the Leaf Buyback series, and as you can see it's hand-numbered out of only 42 of which this is card #1. That makes it my first "eBay 1/1." It will not end up on eBay.
These next few cards I landed for only a dollar each:
Edge-on this card looks like somebody simply glued two cards together. Great picture.
This is a signed Shawon Dunston rookie card - totally worth a dollar if you ask me. Gotta love Billy's Mary Catherine Gallagher crossed arms here.
This guy has the name I would choose if I were a secret agent or porn star. I've also always been fascinated with how other T.J.'s sign their names. Mr. Steele uses the classic "boomerang" J which I've been known to employ on occasion.
Jim was Griffey's first MLB manager with the '89 Mariners. Pronouncing his name correctly will win you a car in some countries. Deciphering his handwriting, two cars.
I'd never seen this card before coming across it in the dollar box. I keep finding more and more reasons to love '86 Donruss. Er, Leaf.
Last but not least, these came from a nice, cheap eBay auction. When I see reasonably priced Topps Tek Griffey lots, I pounce. There are so many versions that I don't even check to see if they're ones I already have. Not that I have many to begin with.
That's it for my gratuitous card bragging. Happy Friday!