I have a lot of Dodger cards stacked all over my house. In their storied history, only one player that spent any significant time wearing Dodger blue is numbered among my favorite (Piazza). Needless to say, with the Dodgers being one of the most popular teams, every time I open cards, more Dodgers stack up.
Luckily, I stumbled across GCRL, and Jim was kind enough to take a portion of those Dodgers off my hands. In return, he sent over a stack of amazing cards.
“Laser Show”! Jim sent over no less than six Pedroias, and while I had a copy of the Red Sox Rippers card, I can now put one in my Ortiz collection and keep the other for Pedroia.
Someone was paying attention to my want list, as these cards are from 2001 Fleer Greats of the Game set that I am trying to put together. As much as I like the Fred Lynn, the Campy is a great picture.
Though on the periphery of my player collection, both of these catchers are two of the greatest to ever play. Of these two cards, I like the Mauer card more. I have grown tired of the recycled images that Topps uses for the Hall of Famers, and when Bench is included in most releases, it means a lot of recycled images.
Now that Pablo Sandoval is gone, there is no doubt that Posey is the most important everyday player on the Giants.
My first parallel of 2015 also came with the base version. Salty seems to be getting less and less attention down there in Miami, but I certainly appreciate him and his cards.
You know what I see when I look at these four cards? 3 really strong images and 1 that looks like Upper Deck ran out of time and used the only photo they had of Jason Kendall. Seriously, it looks like he is skipping to 1st base. I am going to keep the card, but I want Upper Deck to know that I don’t like it.
Oh, Oh, Oh, Mr. Carter[Kotter]! That was my response when I say these bad boys. I don’t know how it was possible, but I needed all but three of these cards.
Jim, thank you for your generosity. Be aware that I have more Dodgers that I will be sending your way.