Oof. I feel bad about all the posts that I let sit in the scans folder for months on end, but when I come around to some cards sent by a fellow blogger it just feels all that much worse. Even Derek Bell here is like, “what gives, man?” Ol’ Operation Shutdown has been sitting patiently on my hard drive since last April, when our buddy Curtis, aka Rosenort of Condition Sensitive, sent him down south to me.
Candaele was one of my favorites – the Marwin Gonzalez of the early 90’s ‘Stros, he could and would play anywhere. I’m pretty sure that was an O-Pee-Chee pickup. The Listach is a Gold Medallion version from ’97 Ultra. That was the year they decided to do alternate photos for the Gold Medallion cards, which I think is a really nice touch.