Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson 2004 Topps Retired Signature
First up is a pair of base cards from the 2004 Retired Signature set which, as I've noted, looks great in its combination of the 2004 flagship design and some cool vintage photos. Take a good look at the Morris because it might just be the only time you ever see him smile!
I'm even more excited about the Gibson because that'll find a home in his PC, which I'm still working on scanning. And speaking of Gibby, here's the card I mentioned I really wanted:
Kirk Gibson 2004 Topps Retired Signature autoFrom the same gorgeous set as the Weaver from last time it's a stunning auto of the 1984 and '88 World Champion. I hadn't seen many of these available on the internets at all, so landing my third Gibson auto in a trade like this was a major win for me; also, I'm pretty sure Gavin was happy with his end, which is the way trades are supposed to work, so we've got that goin' for us. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I like just about everything this card has to offer: purdy black border, sharp signature in blue ink, uncirculated-ness...oh yeah, and the awesome photo from earlier.
This card now has a happy home in my collection of Gibson stuff and Tigers, and I can't thank Gavin enough for a great second trade package! Readers, please head over to Baseball Card Breakdown for some great blogging, especially when it comes to Refraction Action!