What’s this you say? Why on earth would I post this now? Well, it’s the offseason, and I’m trying to get caught up on old posts, and this was sitting in my scan folders. Plus, I pulled a few nice cards out of these hangers. So, let’s have a look! What else are you going to do right now?
Retired dudes. The Bench is one of the cool nickname variations in the set (there’s an Altuve I need that just says “Gigante”), along with the 1968 NL ROY designation in place of the team name. I thought those were a nice nod to 1990 Donruss, which this set is certainly designed to bring to mind. The Biggio is from the ’83 “Retro Variations” portion of the set – I must have bought a few more hangers than I thought, because I’m only a few cards away from finishing those, I think.
Woooo! Black and White parallel of former NL ROY and MVP ol’ Blue Eyes Bryant! But wait, there’s more! It’s also a blue back! Well, it’s a cyan back. But still, back variation. Neat.
Finally, a couple of serial numbered cards of some big names. First we have a Career Stat Line parallel of Miguel Cabrera (396/446) and a green parallel from The Elite Series inserts of Dustin Petey Pedroia, (324/349). Not too shabby! I filed these away in the keepers, for now.
Gotta keep on keepin’ on – lots more to cover from the past year, and I promised myself I’d at least write all these posts by the end of the month.