Here is the lot I received from Dinged Corners, in it’s entirety (unless some went missing when all the cards on top of my monitor fell this afternoon), broken down into specific categories. I’ll try and add the pics if I can ever get them transferred from my brother’s digital camera.
Along with a lot for the Nennth Inning (what I received will be my next post), and a ridiculously belated birthday present for a good friend, your lot will be sent hopefully this Friday or Saturday, ladies. Sorry for the delay, I think I picked out a pretty decent lot, and there be plenty left for another trade on another day.
First of all, we have a note, with a small drawing of a pitcher and a Cubs logo. If there is ever a set of sports card blogger cards made, Patricia and Lucy’s signatures can be taken from this note for an ultra rare dual cut signature card of them. They are the biggest superstars in our blogosphere this side of the Wax Heaven, after all. That sounds way better and less historically significant document-destroying than a cut President’s signature to me. And it’s at least better than a monster truck “autograph” (unless it’s Grave Digger). 🙂
1991-92 (I think) Skybox Chicago Bulls logo- I was never really a Bulls fan, but this card is from quite possibly my favorite set of cards of all-time, in any sport.
Rock, Papi, Hanley, & Vlad-
These are some of the individual players I collect, of which there was one of each.
1994 Collector’s Choice Tim Raines
2006 Fleer Ultra Home Run Kings David Ortiz
2007 Fleer Hanley Ramirez
2008 Allen & Ginter Vlad Guerrero
Ken Griffey Jr-
My Griffey Collection has been close to doubled, I do believe.
1990 Fleer- Ah, the original. This card is of Ken Griffey Sr, aka Ken Classic. The rest are of The Kid.
1994 Score- Oh my, this… is so epic. This card features Griffey… laying down a bunt. How awesome is that?
2000 Upper Deck Opening Day 2K- An insert. Post-2K has not been kind to our guy.
2006 Upper Deck National Baseball Card Day
2007 Topps Opening Day
2007 Topps Heritage
1981 Topps Mike Tyson (Going by the back the back of the card, he had much more power in the ring. ;P) & Mike Vail
1986 Topps Jim Frey & Steve Lake
1987 Topps Leon “Bull” Durham
1988 Fleer (Update?) Vance Law
1988 Topps Lee Smith
1988 Topps American Baseball Rick Sutcliff- I need cards 68 73 75 80 82 and 86 for the other six Strike factors. Gotta catch ’em all. For more on these lil buggers, see this.
1989 Fleer SuperStar Specials Will Clark/Rafael Palmeiro
1989 Score Darrin Jackson
1989 Topps Pat Perry & Scott Sanderson
1990 Score Paul Kilguss (Green) & Pat Perry (Red)
1990 Topps Pat Perry
1990 Topps K-Mart Jerome Walton- I had a giant 3ft tall bear when I was little, that was named after Jerome Walton. They need to make glossy cards like this nowadays.
1991 Leaf Heath(cliff) Slocumb
1991 Score Rck Sutcliffe
1993 Fleer Doug Dascenzo- I always thought his nose was ginormous when I was little.
1993 Topps Mike Morgan- In 11 major league seasons starting in 1978, Mike had already played for the A’s, Yankees, Blue Jays, Mariners, Orioles and Dodgers before making it to the Cubs and having a huge year in ’92 (16-8 2.55).
1994 Collector’s Choice Kevin Roberson
1995 Collector’s Choice Special Edition Randy Myers- One of the many great closers to play for the Cubs.
1998 Skybox Thunder Lance Johnson
The 21st Century!1111-
Mark Prior- 2003 Flair (beautiful card), 2003 Upper Deck First Pitch, 2005 Fleer, 2006 Fleer
Derrek Lee- 2004 MLB Showdown, 2006 Fleer Tradition, 2007 Fleer Ultra, 2008 Upper Deck
2008 Upper Deck- Jason Marquis, Jacque Jones, the aforementioned D-Lee, Matt Murton (x2), and Jon Lieber
Other- 2007 Fleer Juan Pierre, 2008 Bowman Felix Pie, 2008 Topps Sean Marshall
2000 Upper Deck Opening Day 2K Sammy Sosa
2007 Upper Deck First Edition Juan Pierre Gold Parallel and Leading Off
2005 Donruss Zenith Positions Randy Johnson/Mark Prior/Roger Clemens- Uhh, one of these things is not like the others. Oh well, at least the dufex is pretty shiny.
1989 Topps All-Star
1995 Collector’s Choice Silver Signature
1988 Donruss MVP
1991 Fleer w/ Ryno
First Year/Prospects/Rookies/Draft Picks-
1994 Topps John Ratliff 1993 Draft Pick
2005 Topps Updates & Highlights Buck Coats First Year
2007 Bowman Heritage Prospects Alfred George “J.R.” (wait, what?) Mathes, Walter Ryan Norwood, and Samuel Babson Fuld
2008 TriSt*r Projections Larry Suarez- Huh, what’s this? Holy s***! He’s only 14?!?!?!?! It says “Born: 12/21/93″… that’s gotta be a typo right? No wonder he struggled to a 1-4 record in nine starts with the AZL Cubs in 2007, dude was freakin’ 13!! I think it’s pretty impressive a kid that hasn’t likely even reached puberty yet got one in the win column at all, to be honest. Holy Rookie of the Year!
Wow, on that note, I’m outta here. More cards straight out my mailbox to come tomorrow.