I think I've already mentioned that most of my COMC pickups will be posted over on the other blog, but I still have a few left to show off here. And today's post again features one of my all-time favorite players:
Tony Gwynn 2001 Upper Deck All-Star Heroes jersey (#0602/1994)
First of all, is anyone surprised that Gwynn scored the winning run in the '94 All-Star Game? In the bottom of the 10th, Gwynn singled and was doubled home by Moises Alou, then of the Expos, allowing the NL to win their first game since 1987. Incidentally, check out the elected starting hitters for each league. Every one of the American Leaguers is or will be in the Hall of Fame except Joe Carter, while in the NL you've got Ozzie Smith for sure, then maybe Mike Piazza and Barry Bonds. Yeesh.
So, yeah, I'm a huge fan of this set, and I almost literally jumped at the chance to pick up this sweet jersey of Gwynn. (but didn't actually literally jump because that would have been counterproductive and weird) There's just so much to like: the excellent, generously-allotted relics in the shape of home plate, the serial numbering to the year of the game, the idea of a relic set celebrating such a specific aspect of the All-Star game. You just can't go wrong! And to further remind you that I let this set so much, here's the other three I already had: