He sent me this nice little bundle of Tigers:
Hey, cool, a new entry for my Alan Trammell PC! Chris went back to 1988, when I would have been five, for this oddballish Topps Big card from the first of the product's three-year run. The front features two photos of Tram, one being a portrait of a still-young Tiger and the other of the should-be HOFer in action at home at familiar Tiger Stadium with a pretty intense look while making a play. I'm not that far over the 100-card mark in his collection so I love getting "new" stuff like this!Frank Lary, who's mostly known for his 11 years with the Tigers. The year this card came out, Frank embarked on his first of two straight All-Star appearances, including a career season of 1961 in which he went 23-9 with 22 complete games, won a Gold Glove, and finished third in the AL Cy Young voting.
This card is just my fourth Tiger issue from that 56-year-old set to go along with Al Kaline, Paul Foytack, and a team card; I also have one non-Tiger from the set: a low-grade Carl Yastrzemski RC. This is a great looking design with multiple photos and one of my all-time favorite versions of the tiger logo on a card. I'm happy to add it to my criminally-neglected (by me) vintage collection.
Chris, thanks again for participating in the giveaway and for becoming a new trade partner! I look forward to more trades like this one in the future, especially as I pile up more Red Sox stuff for you.