Yes, for me they are. Anyway, here’s the cards I received from Shot Not Taken back in 2003. Lol, kidding. It was late summer/early fall I think. Anyway, here’s a selection of the cards I received! All but three are 2006 BBM Japanese baseball cards, which I’ve come to learn have a tendency to be EPIC on occasion. You will see at least one such example below.
Icons Steve Slaton RC #'ed /799
Before we get to that BBM though, let’s start with the Icons Steve Slaton RC. The foil is surprisingly not that fugly, considering it’s Icons we’re talking about. Slaton has come on a little in recent weeks, no doubt due to rediscovering his ability to either phase through stuff or turn invisible, as shown in this card. 😛
A couple names you might recognize. Yes, Kawakami and Iwamura. *sigh*
Hmm… I think I might know what to send to The Troll for making the closest guess and finishing last in the 5000 Hit Contest. How does a Japanese card of Iwamura sound as a consolation prize? Oh, and speaking of said contest, would the second place winner please choose from the four remaining cards please? The V-Mart/B-Phil X-Fractor is taken, leaving the four football cards from which to choose.
More base cards for your viewing pleasure.
Two ex-Cubs (well, Cabrera was drafted by ’em), who went on to be stars in Japan. Along with the legendary Tuffy Rhodes, I guess the trinity is complete.
A couple more names American fans may be vaguely familiar with in this 6.
The top three are second version cards, and now we get to the subsets! Yay subsets!
I guess second version is kinda like an Updates/Traded-type set. I’m not exactly well-versed in Japanese cards though. See the great Japanese Baseball Cards blog for expert analysis.
And yes, we have a Benny Agbayani sighting!
I like the Cool & Toughs.
I’m sure it’s just me being oblivious, but the Cool & tough cards being both vertical and hoizontal threw me off just a touch. Huh… Here’s some more:
Are YOU cool & tough?
Well, are ya?
Hottie interlude. :d
The One with the Wacky Checklists
Can we please please PLEASE get wacky picture team checklists in 2010 topps? Please?! Also here’s some more Ceremonial First Pitch cards. More on that later.
Finally, we arrive at the big hits of the bunch, and two instant favorites in my personal collection.
Proof that these Jersey and card frame things can in fact be awesome!
Yes, a Fergie Jenkins card and swatch frame! How cool is that? I’m not sure what the swatch is though. I’m not convinced it’s jersey. Whatever though, still hella cool. And Warrick Dunn! Running slight fever & a little nauseous patch! (cuz it’s not quite sick, y’see, but still cool… *sigh* nevermind)
Dude’s ridiculously good at pulling good jersey & card frames, having also pulled Frank Thomas, two Karl Malone’s, and an Antoine Walker (it’s pretty awesome to me at least) on his blog.
Thank you very much, Ray. I’ll have more stuff coming your way soon. 🙂
Oh yeah, I promised something epic at the top, didn’t I? Here it is:
Tell me that ain't EPIC!
Until our next…