Back in late May I made my largest JustCommons purchase yet: around 330 cards for about $57. That total included a few things heading into trade packages, but overall I added almost 300 new cards to some of my baseball PCs. Over something like seven different posts I'll cover those new cards, player by player!
It's been an interesting few days of Tigers new and old, with Justin Wilson and Alex Avila heading to the World Champion Cubs for prospects, plus former catcher Ivan Rodriguez (2004-08), also the owner of a ring, getting enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Speaking of former Tigers (and players that most definitely belong in the Hall), my penultimate JustCommons post features one of the greats: SS Alan Trammell.
My Trammell collection is half decent, though admittedly more sparse than it should be since I'm such an avid Detroit collector. This purchase went a long way toward righting that wrong, and an impending Sportlots buy could further bolster what may quickly turn into a nice pile of cardboard. For now, let's focus on the former, where Tram was the big winner out of the 10 PCs I hit. Spanning 1982 all the way up to 2014, here's tons of Trammells!:
Kirk Gibson's post, you'll see a nice amount of O-Pee-Chee today, including cards #2, 3, 7, and 9 in this scan representing, respectively, the years 1983-86. The others are 1984 Topps, 1985 Leaf and Fleer, and 1986 Leaf. As you can see, I was able to fill in a number of early gaps in terms of the Canadian counterparts to Topps and Donruss thanks to this purchase.
Now we have some odd stuff to look at, beginning with the oversized 1994 Fleer Extra Bases, which you've seen a few times in this series. Below that is a 1984 Fleer Sticker, and you'll get another look at a Tiger from that set next time. Finally, I grabbed both of Tram's Topps Micro cards from 1991 (. Those are definitely fun to scan in the same group as standard sized cards plus an example from Extra Bases!
In all, some 69 new Alan Trammell cards made it from JustCommons' inventory to my collection, putting me within spitting distance of a fun milestone at 198 cards.
Stay tuned to one more (much shorter!) post to close out this series soon; you may just get to see one or more cards of a certain former teammate of the guy above....