Today I had a little time to dig through in old box of cards. This card stood out.
1997 Topps Gallery Jason Kendall Players Private Issue /250
Topps Gallery was a fancy set. The cards had a nice look that really stood out. This particular card is the Players Private Issue parallel of the base card. From what I can tell these weren't super hard to get (1:12 packs). The Gallery print run must have been low for the base set.
The card seems to have some type of protective coating that gives it a smooth fill to the touch. If an auto would hold up on this card it would make for a great TTM card.
It looks like former Pirate prospect bust Jermaine Allensworth has a card in this set as well, so I'm on the hunt. These tend to be fairly cheap so I don't think it will be too hard to find.
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