My great friend Matt sent me the winnings from our Triple Box break, and this time he chose a box of 2016 Archives. I haven't been paying attention much to this year's late releases and haven't been trading much, which means that was my first glimpse at the product. I'm very late to the party, but I agree with most of you : Topps did a good job on this year's Archives, especially with the 91 Topps design.
A low numbered red parallel is always nice, and there are always Yankees collectors out there I can send that Blomberg card to. I asked Matt to send me the Ron Shelton one, not because of Bull Durham, but more because White men can't jump is one of my all time favorite movies (yeah, I'm such an intellectual). And yes, absolutely, it is one ugly card.
Now, for the trade portion of the package, and we all know how Matt always surprises us with awesome cards that are right on the money as for as our respective collections are concerned :
My very first Warren Moon relic ! I love that card, football jerseys make for interesting cards.
Not every day that Matt sends me some basketball card ! Impossible not to be a fan of Bernard King's, and Immaculate is always a nice looking set.
PC Autos ! A nice on card auto from Scott Rolen (I don't dare look at the number of Rolen autos out there) and my very first Hernandez auto, on a cool UD set \o/
More Pc, this time with great designs and great looking cards (aaaah, those Padres colors)
And finally, your traditional A&G mini framed auto, one of the best ideas they've ever had
Thanks again Matt, and sorry for being away for so long, but this time I'm definitely back, as long as I have cards to show !