Kevin sent mostly mid-1990s cards of the Blake Street Bombers, such as Dante Bichette hitting off a yellow tee while wearing his trademark wraparound sunglasses.
|1995 Upper Deck #175 Dante Bichette|
There were a few "hits" as well, like a Topps Certified Autograph of Rockies starter Jeff Francis.
|2006 Topps Autographs Green #TA-JF Jeff Francis D|
There were cards from numerous different years of Topps Stadium Club, a brand that Kevin seems to enjoy. In fact, he posted earlier today about the enormous 1992 set, so I'm not surprised to have found lots of TSC in this assortment. I'll have to keep that in mind before I send his trade package across the Atlantic.
|2003 Stadium Club Royal Gold #59 Todd Helton|
|2003 Stadium Club Royal Gold #65 Albert Pujols|
Over the years, Stadium Club got to be a bit like Fleer Ultra. They always used full-bleed photographs and some type of foil, but they never really changed the designs much. You could always count on a nice-looking card, but being able to tell each year apart remains a challenge. Frankly, the same goes for some of Upper Deck's later releases.
As I mentioned before, Kevin threw in lots of Blake Street Bombers, and one that particularly caught my eye was a sparkle-fest from Score Summit.
To wrap up this Bichette-heavy post, here's a card from one of my favorite parallel sets of all-time, 1994 Topps Gold.
|1994 Topps Gold #372 Joe Girardi|
Such great memories to be jogged by a stack of cards that have traveled all the way to Europe and back.