I got a trade package in the mail yesterday from Kevin at The Diamond King. He sent me so many Griffeys I had never seen you would think I just started collecting. It's a feeling of immeasurable joy to flip through a stack of Griffeys chanting "need it, need it, need it," but if you're any kind of collector you know what that's like.
That Leaf Passing Through Time card has a secret: the back contains a reprint of a previous Leaf card, and guess which one they chose?
1995 Leaf - only one of my most favorite designs of all time. There's no foil or holo effect on the reprint, but the colors pop nicely.
I get very excited by reprints of cards that I love but that are considered less iconic on a large scale. There are plenty of tributes to the '89 Upper Deck rookie and the '52 Topps Mantle, for example, but the '95 Leaf? Who gives a damn about '95 Leaf? Me, that's who. Excellent choice.
|That Starquest is of the "Rare" variety. That's one serious die-cut, and I am grateful to that sticker reminding me that card is a silver variant which I didn't even know was a thing. Some Griffey card expert I am.|
|I have one of that "Wish List" set sealed. I don't have the heart to open them up, so this puts me one step closer to never having to. Plus that Club House Series card is a promo the back of which is posted below.|
|Club House promo back and two cool new inserts.|