Here are packs 5 and 6 from my Check Out My Cards hobby box:
I had to have some non-sport, oddball subjects to mimic Allen & Ginter, and this one fit the bill.
The Gypsy Queen framed parallels are probably my favorite cards released in 2011. Maybe this one was so cheap due to Crawford's sub-par 2011 so far...
Former head coach of the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs. Current vice-president of hockey operations for the NHL. More importantly though, a card off my 74-75 Topps Want List.
Interesting shot of an older looking Ripken Jr. sliding into home. I'd like to bust a box of this stuff sometime.
In 1992 Mother's Cookies put out an 8 card set to celebrate Nolan Ryan's 7 career no-hitters. It's pretty obvious from the photo that this one celebrates number 4.
I like that the back of each card gives a breakdown of the date the no-hitter occurred, as well as Ryan's pitching line from that game. Number 4 came when he blanked the O's in 1975.
Baseball's all-time hit king. It's a shame that we don't get to see Rose featured in any of the modern day sets.
Yeah, another 1992 Bowman throwback.
Somehow I hadn't seen this card before. It was in my cart about five seconds after I laid eyes on it.
My first hit is a Dino Ciccarelli sweater. A North Stars jersey card of the Hall-of-Famer for 99 cents...yes please!
Here's no-hitter number 6, which took place against Oakland in 1990. The A's were not a team of slouches that year, with 103 wins and guys like Rickey Henderson, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and 27-game winner Bob Welch on the roster. 43-year-old Ryan ripped through their lineup, striking out 14!!! Not too shabby for an old man.
Looking forward to seeing Jaromir lace up the skates in the NHL again this year.
I've wanted a copy of this since I saw it on Night Owl Cards a long time ago. This one speaks for itself.
I doubt there are many baseball fans who couldn't answer the trivia question on Dewey's card:
This is another one I've had my eye on for some time, I'm happy to add it to my Clark collection. This is a die-cut card done right. I might have to search out the rest of these.
Pack 5: $1.86
Pack 6: $3.71
Running Total: $17.89
1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice: Pack #33: In Which I Return from Barcelona - This past weekend I had a training conference in Barcelona, Spain. That, coupled with all the work I had to make up with student meetings, etc. when I ret...