So today I was looking at a healthy stack of 40 cards, of all brands and years, most of which found a place in my binders. Here's a small sample :
The 2002-2005 period is really a grey area for me in terms of collecting. I've been back in the game for 8 months now, and all the different sets from those years still make my head spin. Seems like I'm discovering new ones every week. It's the case with that Donruss Fan Club.
And with those Upper Deck cards. Standing O, with a giant baseball and a miscut photo ? Really Upper Deck ? But hey, it's still a Delgado card.
I have no idea what that Mlb Showdown card is all about (damn you, year 2002). Looks like some kind of game, obviously, but I can't imagine anyone playing it. Maybe it's like Magic cards ? And since I've never, ever understood those either, it makes sense that their grasp is beyond me. I'm not a very smart person.
Blue Jays players don't always have cause for celebration. Let's give them that moment. They're just celebrating a walk-off 11th inning HR from a september regular season game against Boston, but hey, a win is a win.
I had no idea there was a Hobby Reserve parallel set to 97 Score. Those medallions are a tad distracting...
This is technically a Blue Jays card (it's on my official checklist and the name is on the front).But still, it looks weird. I think my criteria for what constitutes a Blue Jays card will from now on be to see the player in a Blue Jays uniform.
Finally, the Clou du spectacle (yes, that's French). An incredible Halladay patch, 3 colors and all. Just like that. Just because I'm swell.
John, thanks a lot for your generosity, and expect some Red Sox cards real soon, I'm sure Mark won't mind my infidelity.