Will from the great Foul Bunt sent me a sweet stack of Griffeys. That's something we can all enjoy.
The pile yielded three cards I knew right away I needed. The first was that September 15th You Crash the Game insert from 1995 Collector's Choice. It seems to be much rarer than it's July counterpart though I see no indication of such in the insertion ratios. Maybe it's just luck, and Will has it. Great find!
While I already have this card, I can't not mention it's inclusion in Will's trade package. It's just such a cool card. I want a whole binder page of these to look at. Sweet picture, crazy sparkly texture, standard dimensions - it's a home run.
I always get a little extra excited when someone sends me a base card I didn't realize I needed. That Autographics card from Skybox is one such card. The set was only made for two years, so it's one of those super short timelines that gets overlooked in the shuffle of parallels and inserts that I buy.
And man did Upper Deck make a lot of inserts or what? This particular one sports a great skyward hero shot. The vast majority of cards with stadium lights in the frame tend to be great. The photo here is so good I'd like to see it without the giant team logo.
Thanks for hoarding Griffeys for me, Will! I've got another trade package in the works for you as I type this. Hope you like it!