While I put the finishing touches on a trade post that I don\’t want to rush, today you get to experience my inability to stay focused in the form of a quarter box quartet. As is generally the case, all of these came from the miscellaneous quarter bins at my local card shop.
Pretty timely that I randomly pulled this one from my backlog stack just a couple of weeks after Monte passed away. I grabbed this one, and any other retired players I could find from this
Topps rip-off set during a quarter box dig a long time ago now. An excellent, classic baseball photo.
There was no way this card was not coming home with me. For a fan of \’90s cardboard, what\’s not to like here? One of my all-time favorite players in an obnoxious Mighty Ducks sweater against a backdrop that looks like a bad acid trip. Oh, and it\’s shiny. I really need to get back to this card shop soon, it\’s been too long.
I dubbed this quartet/post “All-Time Greats”, but that wasn\’t entirely honest as this is the one card of the four that doesn\’t pass that litmus test with me. Still, I couldn\’t pass up a rookie card of a very good pitcher from a set that I love for a quarter.
No questioning this guy\’s place in the history of his sport. Is there a hockey collector in existence that wouldn\’t have grabbed this card if they didn\’t have a copy already? For me, the gloves are the highlight. I really wish Panini would get a hockey license again. Topps too for that matter. Two hockey cards in this post, neither of them from Upper Deck. Just sayin\’.