Here's the TMV portion for your viewing pleasure:
Another erstwhile 2013 Bowman Gold Tiger, Max Scherzer, didn't fit in with the first scan. A '97 Score Board insert focusing on Detroit makes an obvious selection (Barry Sanders) and two that are very "HUH?" to say the least--Matt Drews (a former Yankees first-round bust traded to Detroit) and Scot Pollard, a forgettable first-rounder that played a season for the Pistons. Getting in on the insert action are former pitchers John Doherty and Mike Moore from '94 Pinnacle's Museum Collection parallel (another favorite). Another pitcher (and unfortunate bust) Chad Petty appears on a rare-ish 2001 Topps Gold Label Class 3 version, numbered 106/299, and you don't see too many cards of that level all that often. Finishing up with oddball stuff, former Detroit catcher Dwight Lowry highlights a strip of 1987 Coca-Cola Tigers card, along with Chet Lemon, Dan Petry, and a checklist part of the mix. They're joined by 2013 Panini Cooperstown Colgan's Chips discs of a pair of Tigers pitching greats, Jim Bunning and Hal Newhouser. Very cool!
Mickey Lolich 1970 Topps (#72) (with Sam McDowell and Andy Messersmith)
Mickey Lolich 1972 Topps (#94) (with Vida Blue and Wilbur Wood)
Speaking of older players, how about this sweet pair of multi-player leaders cards featuring '68 World Series hero Mickey Lolich, both of which are heading to my vintage collection. The '70 card clearly calls out leaders in strikeouts while the '72 card (one of two leader cards on which Lolich appears) showed off the top winners in the junior circuit, with Mickey taking the crown thanks to his 25 victories. I love getting vintage cards in trades, especially ones I don't have, and especially especially Tigers!
Justin Verlander 2013 Gypsy Queen No-Hitters and 2013 Topps 1972 Topps MiniAnd what better way to end another great trade package than showing off two (of many) Verlanders? Since these came out in 2013 the GQ insert focusing on no-hitters was able to note JV's pair against Milwaukee (2007) and Toronto (2011). Meanwhile I did my best to show the Mini insert to scale. Keep sending 'em and I'll keep posting 'em, folks!
Well, technically that's not the end, because I also have to show off Fuji's newest custom, even though you've all surely seen it a ton by now:
What a well-done custom! But Fuji, next time go with something from another brand, I bet you could do justice to a different set too. Thanks again for some fantastic cards!