Remember how I said that my girlfriend and I opened all three on Christmas Eve? Well, I didn't quite give you the whole story on that.
|1996 Collector's Choice #130 Bret Saberhagen|
Forgotten, that is, until stocking-stuffer season rolled around. She asked her mother if any of those old cards were still tucked away. Sure enough, her mother found six unopened packs (1991 Score, 1990 Fleer, 1989 Donruss, etc...) and a few other loose cards, all of which ended up in my stocking on Christmas morning.
I wouldn't be able to leave packs unopened that long any more than I could not finish my chips with a lunch sandwich.
Anyway, on Christmas Day, the morning after a few Saberhagen cards fell out of The Junior Junkie's trade package like the one above, take a look at what I finally liberated from the second pack I opened:
|1990 Fleer #116 Bret Saberhagen|
Of course, now they're just starting to show up everywhere.
|1995 Collector's Choice #441 Mike Kingery|
I wonder if these commemorative patches are starting to turn into a mini-collection. This next card from Ellis Burks caught my eye because of one.
|1996 Fleer Tiffany #361 Ellis Burks|
There was plenty of great photography to be found, and it wasn't just in Coors Field.
|2008 Topps #607 Ryan Spilborghs|
Let's take a look at one more arm patch. It's small in this image, but very important.
|2008 Upper Deck First Edition #350 Garrett Atkins|
I was really hoping to pinpoint the date of this card. Trouble is, Atkins faced Okajima in both games, so I can't be sure. Atkins hit a home run off of Okajima in Game 4, so it's likely that this is that shot. However, I was really hoping that I could point to Game 3, because that's the game I was lucky enough to get a ticket to!
Yes, I've been to 50% of all World Series games that have taken place in Denver. Unfortunately, the Rockies were swept that year, but the appearance itself was pretty special!
|2012 Topps Opening Day Fantasy Squad #FS-7 Troy Tulowitzki|
When you're sent this many Rockies cards, you're sure to get plenty of photos from Coors Field, like this one of my favorite Rockies player, Nolan Arenado:
|2013 Bowman Chrome #24 Nolan Arenado (RC)|
Last but not least (last but most?) is my first card from the 2014 Finest set, and it's a beauty.
|2014 Finest #30 Carlos Gonzalez|
I have to thank The Junior Junkie for my first taste of 2014 Finest; as well as the whole small flat-rate box full of Rockies!
And Bret Saberhagen.