These are the last of the vertical cards, comprising Ken's '04 Diamond Kings base, a 2005 Leaf subset --here's the front and back:
Definitely a fun throwback to and older Leaf product I enjoyed. The other two are both numbered, with Griffey's '05 Topps Update All-Star card out of 2005 and a 2006 Black Parallel of a subset that includes HR/K machine Adam Dunn limited to just 55. Numbered Griffeys? Yes, please!
And here's the five horizontals I snagged. I've collected enough of those '94 Triple Play Medalists inserts for other PCs that I may just decide to complete the set. The SP Baseball Heroes was another artsy-fartsy choice that was easy to make. And finally, though I don't care for most Gypsy Queen offerings, the photo of Junior sliding at the plate makes a nice addition to his collection.
Although the Kid made up the bulk of my purchase, I did hit three other PCs:Gwynn additions today are die-cuts. The first is from the 2000 Metal Hit Machines insert set, and I have to say Fleer did some fun and interesting things with that theme back when the product existed. The other probably looks familiar to quite a few of you since it's from this year's Stadium Club, and it features a great throwback image of Mr. Padre.
Cal while I'm at it? I landed a five-spot of the HOF SS, including '94 Topps Black Gold, '95 Fleer All-Stars, '95 Topps D3, '96 Pinnacle Starburst, and '96 Topps Gallery. First, here's both sides of the All-Stars insert:
Like the Griffey equivalent above, my favorite is the dufexed-up Pinnacle parallel, this time from '96. While I don't care for the 1996 Pinnacle design quite as much as its top-notch predecessor, I do very much like the "Naturals" subset, and this Starburst card really pops. I also managed to track down a very nice Topps Gallery of Ripken, in this case from the set's debut.
Verlanders that close to Detroit! In this case it's a 2012 Finest Refractor, and as far as I know there's no such thing as a bad Refractor (don't prove me wrong, Topps--PLEASE).
I also managed to get out of there with a few nice trade bait additions that will go well with some Christmas cards I'll be sending soon. And of course, as usual, there's a few other purchase to check out over on TMM, so please make sure to head over there too!