First up is this JJ Putz 2008 Topps Heritage Chrome parallel. Compared to some of Michigan's recent baseball alumni, JJ's had a pretty nice career (plus he's still kicking ass for me on my fantasy team this year). As far as non-hits go (I do collect those too!) this is a super addition to my Michigan baseball PC. Topps Heritage is pretty reliably a beautiful set, and that plus Chrome equals awesome. As usual, these are numbered (this one's a difficult-to-read 0962/1959). I think this is part of what started this deal because I remember asking Johnny about it a while ago.
Next is this Chris Perry 2004 SAGE HIT Silver auto. Perry was a beast of a running back and a Heisman finalist at Michigan, and here we have a great shot of him determined to pick up a big gain in a game or practice (or at the park, in his full uniform for some reason). Welcome home, Chris Perry #13.
Finally, Johnny sent over a David Terrell 2001 SPx Winning Materials ball/jersey. The older football versions of these often turned out more interesting than their baseball counterparts, and I think this is a great example. In this football set we get a couple small swatches, but one's a non-white jersey, and the other is a ball, which I feel, without any facts to back it up, is rarer than a bat card when it comes to baseball relic stuff. For comparison's sake, here's what I'm talking about in an example from the same year:
I love my Ripken relics, but the Terrell is hands down much better in my opinion. (Did you notice how I both explained which one I preferred and detailed why, Chris Olds?) Rounding out the card are a nice action shot of Terrell plus one of my favorites--serial numbering (105/750). Just curious, do you people prefer serial numbering on the front or back? It doesn't make a huge difference to me, but in general I like it on the back because I like the front to have enough going for it that it doesn't need numbering to improve it. Anyway, that's David Terrell #26 for me.
Three quality Wolverines PC additions equal a great trade package for me, plus I'm pretty sure I dumped my unwanted Rockies on Johnny, so this deal was even better for me, but hopefully a win-win overall. Thanks for an awesome third trade, Johnny!