Here we go:
|2004 Topps Fan Favorites Reggie Jackson, #117|
I love Topps Fan Favorites! Sadly, this was the lone card I came across from the 2005 set. I'm a lot closer to completing the '05 set than either of the prior two. Still a ways to go with that, as it is. Anyone else collect these? I love the idea behind it, and am always on the lookout for FF cards when I'm at shows.
|2001 Topps Archives Reserve Gary Carter, #14|
I picked up a few post-retirement cards of Kid. This one has a refractor-like coating on it. I guess that's what makes it an Archives "Reserve". In the same dime box I found the regular '01 Archives and got that, too. For good measure.
|1987 Topps Glossy Rookies Will Clark, #4|
Despite what the crooked scan would lead you to believe, this card is in very good condition. I have two other copies of this card, and this one is by far the cleanest. The first time I came across this card was in a 1987 Topps jumbo pack...in 1987. It was my favorite card for many years of my younger collecting days, especially since I couldn't afford a 1986 Topps Traded of The Thrill. It's still in my top 10, I think.
|2004 Topps Retired Signature Dwight Gooden, #42|
I'll be honest, I had no idea what this was. I had to visit COMC when I got home to find out exactly what set this was from. Prior to that, my initial guess was that it came in retail packs of 2004 Topps as a short print or some sort of insert or parallel. Regardless, it was a Dwight Gooden card I didn't have. And that was enough.
|1992 TSC Members Choice Ken Griffey, Jr.|
Another card set I had not seen before. Yes, I know Stadium Club had put out "Members Only" sets in the early '90s, but I can't say I've stumbled upon any cards from '92 previously. The photo showcases a classic Griffey pose. Odds are that the baseball he just smacked did not land in the field of play.
|1994 Yoo-Hoo Keith Hernandez, #7|
In case you missed it over the weekend, Night Owl wrote a very nice piece about oddball issues from food companies and department stores, etc. I couldn't agree with him more; I love these things! I was kind of a Yoo-Hoo nut when I was younger (I still like it), so I can imagine the glee I'd experience if I opened a 12-pack of Yoo-Hoo in 1994 and found this card inside. Hmm, I wonder if Keith is a Yoo-Hoo guy? Might have to Google that...
I'll showcase a few more of my favorites in my next post.
The anticipation, I know it's simply going to kill you!