If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I hit the score of the year last week, rather unexpectedly. I’m itching to post about it here, but I promised myself that I’d get another month cleared from the trade backlog before I started in on it.
Welp, let’s finish June then! This is the final unposted trade I made back then, and these came in from Dan (PapaG321) at TCDB. I passed him a stack of cards from the early 90’s – several of the Nolan Ryan Pacific cards, some ’92 Donruss, and some assorted basketball stuff made up the bulk of it. In return, I asked for a few select early 90’s cards in return, like this Mark Portugal from 1991 Leaf. I’ve always thought the “photo corner” design of these was a bit odd. Nabbing this in the trade let me finally cross the ’91 Leaf Astros off my list.
These two, from the 1991 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks set, are indeed Astros cards. Both of these guys are featured in the 1992 Stadium Club Dome set among the myriad of the draft pick shots. Neither one made it to the majors, however. There’s just something charming about seeing them in high school and college uniforms. McNabb was in affiliated ball through 1999 before playing an additional six seasons in independent ball.
There was even a pair of Astros in the little vintage pile! These are super cool finds. Thanks for the awesome trade, Dan! I’ll have to check your want lists and see if I can’t find something else to send your way soon.
Now, for the rest of you – stay tuned for a whopper of a post tomorrow.