2008 Legendary Cuts John Smoltz Jersey
First I was like, yeah, Smoltzie! Then I was like, hey, jersey? Then I was like, how'd they end up getting Legendary cuts? I haven't even got a pack of that stuff yet! I like how the ball is perched right on the top of the border.
Mess 'O Heroes
I like this set, but I'm probably going to build a Braves team set (most of which might be right here) and ditch everything else other than the retired players.
2004 Matrix Bosh/Heinrich/ Lebron James mini rookie trio
This is one of the weirdest sets ever. It's wierd even for basketball cards. The set was designed with a super futuristic nightmare motif, with tons of metal and neon green, but it also had framed mini cards like in Allen & Ginter and Topps205, and finally had a subset of perforated tri-mini rookie cards based on the 1980-81 Topps basketball set. This one is probably the best out of the set, with Chris Bosh and Lebron mini rookies. I am going to try valiantly to resist the urge to separate the three cards.
Gotta love random Braves. Especially a 1990 Topps Ron Gant in the middle of all those newfangled shiny UV coated foily cards.
When I saw this sticker I immediately thought of this post from Thorzul. Heineken?!?
Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe
Funny thing about this card... I used to have it, but I made a big swap of Goudey cards with Dave at Fielder's Choice. He bought a case of Goudey and still wasn't able to complete the set. I swapped him all of the short prints I had that he needed and he sent back a large pile of Goudeys in return, including all I needed for the common set. One of the cards he needed was this card of Mr. Howe. I was reluctant to part with it, but I'm not collecting the Sports Royalty set so I let it go. Now, good trading karma has unexpectedly brought the card back to me. But that's not all, one of the cards I received from Dave in that trade was...
This Chipper Jones Sports Royalty card that I also received from Patricia and Lucy. So by giving up #9 of the Red Wings temporarily, I got not one but two Chippers.
And now you know the rest of the story.