This was suppose to go live yesterday, but the extra inning Pirate game completely threw me off my schedule.
This marks the 15th time I've received cards from my collecting doppelganger Dennis of Too Many Verlanders. Our only difference is that he is much more organized. At one point I tried to come up with detailed lists of what I have, but it was too daunting of a task at this point in my life. My compromise was creating links to players on the main page of the blog that showcases cards that have been featured. It will never be a truly accurate listing of what I have, but at the very least it provides a living document that can provide a glimpse to the type of cards in my collection.
I've pretty much settled into passing along newer Tiger cards to Dennis while he continues to hit all aspects of my collection. Check this out...
While this is a mini it packed a big punch. Obviously any type of Stargell card gets my attention, but a mini relic packs an even bigger punch. The Diamond Kings set was one of the best value buys in 2015. I opened multiple boxes because the price point and content was fantastic. It yielded two of the nicer looking cards from any box I opened last year.
I talk about Brian Giles all the time. He was one of the more underrated players of the early 2000's. In his 4 full season with the Pirates he averaged almost 6 WAR. Tough to get noticed when you play on shit teams during the peak steroid era.
Jarrett Brown never saw any time during his short pro tenure, but that didn't stop card companies from putting him in a decent amount of sets. In the early 2000's Brown's only chance for autos would have been in sets like PressPass and Sage, but as everyone knows auto checklists are about 10 times longer so fringe prospects like Brown get much more love. Either way I love cards that feature the college uniform so PressPass has long been a favorite of mine.
Charles Sims has quietly become a productive player. He had over 500 yards rushing and receiving as a backup to Doug Martin.
Once again Dennis you managed to blow me away. You pretty much covered every area of my cardboard collecting habits. Looks like it is my turn to fire back!
Thanks for reading!