Ten Offbeat Eric Lindros Hockey Cards - Eric Lindros will have his number 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in a pregame ceremony. He made the double-eight famous during his eight s...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Topps Now is Taking Hold, O-Pee-Chee Baseball, and Other Wednesday Night Musings
By the way, Mookie was indeed on one of today's Topps Now cards, as predicted. Oh, and he smashed another two homers tonight, so maybe we'll see another one tomorrow? My collecting side hopes so. My wallet? Not so much.
Alright, now that we've got that out of the way why don't we get to an extremely overdue trade/thank you post featuring a package from friend of the blog Angus that was just plan awesome?
Dawg Day Cards. He's a very generous fellow, and I've been the recipient of several great packages of cards that he's sent over the past few years. This latest one started out with a bang in the form of this Gypsy Queen on-card autograph of Anthony Ranaudo!
Jim Craig Bruins certified auto. What a random, yet totally on point and appreciated throw-in.
My favorite thing about this card, hands down, is the outfit that the referee is wearing. I don't think I ever knew that WHA referees had red stripes on their shirts instead of black, but there's something really odd about it. Almost looks like a guy from the barber shop quartet that was scheduled to sing during intermission got lost and wandered out onto the ice.