|2014 Topps Archives #177 Carlos Gonzalez|
Not that anyone would think one this is an original 1989 card, but there's not much risk of confusion anyway, unlike with the glossy reprints of very recent cards found in Cards Your Mom Threw Out and 60 Years of Topps sets. Night Owl made a point of how tough it is to tell the originals from the reprints on a series of Mike Piazza cards last week.
|2015 Topps Archives #162 Nolan Arenado|
So Archives is helping educate this collector that came up in the overproduction era, one who had allowance money for packs of 1991 Score and 1993 Fleer, but not for much in the way of vintage.
|1995 Stadium Club #618 Larry Walker TA|
|1994 Upper Deck Electric Diamond #483 Ellis Burks|
Cards like this make me miss Upper Deck. The sparkly finish on Electric Diamond cards predated Topps' Sparkle parallels by almost two decades. Topps has always been my favorite manufacturer, but it would be really nice to have some competition in the market.
|2015 Stadium Club #32 Nolan Arenado|
|2010 Topps Chrome #143 Troy Tulowitzki|
|2007 Upper Deck Spectrum #62 Todd Helton|
|2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #17 Charlie Blackmon|
Maybe it means Jackpot, since starting in outfield for the Rockies was pretty close to my childhood idea of winning the lottery.
That, or owning my own jet airplane.
|2013 Finest #12 Carlos Gonzalez|
|2008 SPx #30 Matt Holliday|
My scanner never feels the same way about die-cuts, as it has enough trouble auto-cropping a perfect rectangle. But I'll appreciate this one for a long time to come.
Finally, I'll be doing a mail run in the next day or two, to recipients both on and off the #Supertraders list. Check the below list for your ZIP/Postal code!
Thanks for reading!