Wednesday, September 3, 2014
What, no extra fun with your cheap sugary drink?
Amidst the excitement and confusion of another excellent package sent to me by The Junior Junkie, I became fixated one particular object that fell out of the package. There was this round, lenticular thing... almost like a Slurpee disc. But was it? Sadly, it wasn't. It has all the markings of a recent Panini project on it. I almost didn't have the heart to look at the back to see where it actually originated from, wanting to believe in my heart of hearts that we still live in a world where trading cards are still distributed with food projects for free. (I was first hooked on the Slurpee discs in the '80s when I ended up with a bunch of these. Awesome, right?) I suppose I can always dream. In the meantime, I was happy to receive this Shelby Miller disc.
That's not to say that there wasn't a whole lot else to like in this package. This is a very shiny die cut parallel from the 2014 Prizm set. It's numbered just 7 out of 60. I figure I'm going to end up with a bunch of nice Allen Craig cards now that he's been traded, because that's how it goes sometimes.
This is my first official Cardinals card from this year's Allen & Ginter set. I need all of the rest of them. And then the rest of them again, probably.
This here's a super large McGwire card because he was a super large man. Something like that, anyway. Big Mac made a return to the Topps line this year, though I haven't picked up any of his new cards. That's okay with me. He has enough of them from this era alone to fill up a country or two.
I guess all of the cards from the 2002 Fleer Box Score set were serial numbered. That's just a hunch, though, based on the small sample size of me receiving four of them and having numbers printed on the backs of all of them. Neat!
Whoa, it's like, far out... man.