Julie's first trade package included several cards from 1994 Pinnacle, but one must have missed the boat.
|1994 Pinnacle #103 Jerald Clark|
Close examination of this card shows a fan wearing a Buffaloes sweatshirt, the mascot of my alma mater, The University of Colorado. Denver-area sports are quite well-represented on this card, along with a very prominent Cubs logo.
Julie threw in a small handful of early 2000s cards, including what I believe to be only my second card of catcher Ben Petrick.
|2001 Stadium Club #173 Ben Petrick|
I recall Ben Petrick signing autographs on the first base side at Coors Field before one Rockies game, but there were just one or two fans ahead of me when he left for the dugout. Just as well, because I surely didn't have a card of him handy.
Next, one which is a little older than I thought at first glance, but it's just a year after Larry Walker made a pretty serious run at the Triple Crown in 1997.
|1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars #52 Larry Walker|
The bulk of this package consisted of 1994 Bowman. This was shortly before seemingly every Bowman card in production had a black border with an uninspired design, but it's still chock full of players I've never heard of. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
|1994 Bowman #404 Mike Zolecki (RC)|
|1994 Bowman #356 John Burke (FOIL)|
One last thing I noticed while thumbing through these cards was a strangely long-looking name on Ellis Burks' card.
|1994 Bowman #414 Ellis Burks (UER)|
Thanks to Julie for the cards, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!