|2015 Stadium Club #206 Julio Teheran|
|2008 Upper Deck X Xponential #X-CW Chien-Ming Wang|
Anyway, this card has lots of shine, lots of texture, and lots of Upper Deck's favorite letter, X, along with a shot of a commemorative patch for the final year of Yankee Stadium, further indicating that this photo is from 2008.
|2000 Finest #190 Carlos Delgado|
|2014 Donruss #301 Mike Trout|
|2016 Donruss Stat Line Career #71 Carlos Gonzalez /500|
|2016 Topps Opening Day Blue Foil #OD-38 Jon Gray|
|1993 Rockies Team Stadium Club #29 Roger Bailey|
|1998 Upper Deck Special F/X #48 Neifi Perez|
|1997 Stadium Club #59 Andres Galarraga|
Other than all the blue, the thing I remember most about Shea Stadium was that "No Pepper Games" sign printed on the wall behind home plate. It's also where the Rockies played their first-ever game in 1993.
|2016 Wacky Packages MLB #85 Pop Fly Corn|
OK, how have these been a thing for almost 50 years and I've never heard of them? Is it because they finally started including these Wacky Packages sticker cards as inserts for 2016 Topps Baseball? Perhaps they're a bit too whimsical for my tastes, but Andy threw in three of these, and since popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, I figured I'd show it. I don't usually go for the buttered stuff, just a bit of salt and some dried herbs on the stuff I make on the stove. But yes, if you drench it in butter it might cushion an incoming baseball a bit. Even at ballpark prices, it should be marginally cheaper than catching one with your beer.
Seems like the perfect thing with which to catch a [puts on sunglasses] can of corn.
|2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Crystal #7 Walter Johnson|
If you ever ran across a 2011 Topps Chrome Atomic Refractor (and who hasn't?), the sparkle pattern on this Panini Cooperstown card is about the same. Lots of little rainbow triangles of varying size arranged haphazardly, sort of like little shards of broken glass encased in tile.
There are so many sparkle patterns from Topps that I had to check several binders to find the card I was thinking of, and here it is:
|2011 Topps Chrome Atomic Refractors #21 Carlos Ruiz /225|
Panini. Catching up to Topps, one unlicensed set at a time.
Andy, thanks for the cards, and welcome to the blogging world!