Still a little groggy from yesterday evening's My Morning Jacket concert in Boston. In addition to that, the rain that was in Chicago a couple of days ago must be here in New England now, because it's really coming down outside. I don't have the energy or motivation to think of anything too creative, so I might as well return to the Check Out My Cards hobby box. Here are packs 13 and 14...
So far we've seen Will Clark, Ken Griffey Jr. and Jaromir Jagr Emotion cards. This Ripken promo is the fourth and final Emotion card in the lot.
Enjoyed some success in the WHA, played only 18 career NHL games. Tremendously awkward photo.
Boggs' 1986 stat line...207 hits, 47 doubles, a league-leading .357 batting average, 105 walks and .453 OBP. Wow.
In 1955-56, Howe notched 38 goals and 41 assists for 79 points in 70 games. It was a different NHL then. Only Jean Beliveau was more successful that season, with 88 points.
A few months ago I picked up the Heritage Buyback version of this card, now I have the original to go with it.
The Great White Shark wasn't the only top predator in my box. I could see myself going for this insert set. In fact I'll be featuring a couple more in the near future. 25 cards in all, T-Rex here is number 1.
One more off the list.
One thing that annoys me about this card is that it's the same image used on Span's base card in the set. Lazy:
Many reasons to go for this card. My initials on the hat, sweet retro Padres jersey and wristbands...
And then there were 40...
Love the depth on this card. One of the better pictures in the Gypsy Queen set.
I may never complete a 1972 Topps set, but at least I've got card number 1. This is a card I've wanted for quite a while, long before I thought of doing a COMC hobby box. It's slightly off center but is in really great shape. Does $1.25 seem too cheap? Well there is a gum stain on the back...
Good enough for now!
Ryan's third no-hitter was far from a perfect game. How about 8 walks!
This guy reminded me of the one on the 2011 A & G wrappers/boxes.
The only Gonzalez card in the box. I had to include at least one given how he's absolutely raking the ball for Boston this year. I've picked up a few more of his 2011 cards recently.
Pack 13: $2.73
Pack 14: $3.59
Running Total: $44.79
Coming up in packs 15 and 16 we've got another great villain, an NHL tough guy, and one of the most impressive one-man performances in MLB history.
1911 T-201 Mecca Double Folder 'Chief' Bender - Sometimes you have to compromise. I dearly love adding vintage cards to my small but much loved Charles 'Chief' Bender* collection. But I'm just not willin...