Sunday, March 6, 2016
2016 trade package #4: My Tigers Obsession
Yep, I'm still here, even if I haven't posted in forever! Today's card show may have been a bust--I literally didn't buy anything--but I still have plenty of things to send out to many of you soon.
So how about finally getting around to showing off some trade packages from the last few weeks? First up is a very nice envelope from Jeff at My Sports Obsession. My TMM co-writer (who posted earlier today, by the way, so head over there!) sent a bunch of Tigers my way, and here they are:
Alan Trammell I didn't have, this one from 1980 Topps, making it his third-year card, and the oldest one of him I own next to his RC from '78.
And now things get a bit oddball:
Cecil Fielder followed up on his 51-homer campaign the previous year with 44 more, and he left the yard 245 times in his six-plus years in Motown. The '91 squad, which went 84-78, featured many of my favorite Tigers, including Mickey Tettleton, Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, and Tony Phillips.
The last Tiger in the package also happens to be a Michigan alum and therefore a guy I PC (and finished collecting in terms of his "regular stuff"): Steve Boros.
Lastly, he included a trio of cards from two of my other PCs, including one card of a guy we both collect:
Maddux was an ageless star in the 90s and 2000s (and pretty good in the late 80s too!) and he makes two appearances here in his Braves uniform. The first is a fun 90s insert from '96 Fleer called "Smoke 'n Heat," which is kind of funny because Mad Dog was more of a command guy than a flame-thrower. Great looking card either way. His other card is from the excellent '97 Upper Deck World Series subset, and this one honors his '96 Game 2 shutout of the Yanks, who of course eventually won in six.
Meanwhile, the Iron Man is a guy both of us collect so I have to thank Jeff for including this 2012 Topps Archives base of Ripken for me. It's always nice to get more stuff of Cal!
Thanks a ton for a great envelope, Jeff, and I look forward to sending some fun stuff back to your new address very soon!