had some difficulty getting along today,
Sport Card Collectors, who sent me cards for the second time this year (previously: back in January). The collector of the Bombers, as well as the football Giants, Rodney Hampton, Ken Griffey Jr., and much more, was kind enough to grace my mailbox with more cardboard representing my hometown team:
Speaking of Stadium Club, player #2 in the scan is second-year star pitcher Michael Fulmer out of that very product. It's an intense shot of a very talented pitcher I'm looking forward to watching for years in Motown.
Our third player is a recent former Tiger, OF J.D. Martinez, who went off to Arizona for a song. Simply a fun guy to watch at the plate, I'll miss his bat in Detroit, but I've still put together a decent pile of his Tigers cardboard, and SCC chipped in this pair from 2017 Finest and Gypsy Queen ("Get Gypped by Topps year after year!™").
On the complete opposite of the spectrum we have Jordan Zimmermann, once again from Stadium Club. While Upton eventually improved, the pitcher has been a tire fire from the start, with a 16-18 record (that seems like it's been worse) and 5.58 ERA to-date.
Verlander has been all over the place this year, but he still fits in well in a product called "Finest." Not only did SCC toss me a base Verlander, the Refractor is there as well! Yes, the greatest of all Topps inserts.
Thanks for a fun bunch of Tigers, SCC--I hope I can return the favor soon!