Brad from Brad's Blog recently posted a bunch of nice cards he has available for trade. I looked over his list in search of possible Griffeys, and in doing so I spotted two cards I really liked. Brad promised to send them on along with some spare Griffeys for good measure.
Here are the two cards I claimed from his list:
The great Vida Blue, Louisiana native and three-time World Series champ. One of the most dominant pitchers of his day, Mr. Blue has the rare feat of having started in the All-Star Game for both the National and American Leagues.
Logoless it may be, but that is one baddass picture.
Speaking of great pitchers, Javy here caught one of the greatest staffs ever assembled. The mid-90's Braves included guys like Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Steve Avery. Mark Wohlers and Greg McMichael also come to mind. Javy here caught for all of them, giving him a lot of screen time on TBS in the 90's.
His hitting was also amazingly solid for a catcher, a lifetime .287 with 260 HR and 864 RBI. He is the single-season record holder for HR by a catcher at 43, two more than previous record holder Todd Hundley. Spending the vast majority of his career in Atlanta, Javy landed a World Series ring in 1995.