In this edition, some badass cards of a badass man: Albert Belle.
|1992 Leaf Gold|
1992 Leaf holds a spot near and dear to me since one Easter (I'll have to assume it was '92) the Bunny brought me a hobby box of Series 1. Loads of doubles, triples, quadruples...erm...what comes after quadruples? Anyhow, lots of extras. Still, it was fun ripping through all the packs. And this is what the "Gold" cards looked like. This Belle is from Series 2, FYI.
|1994 Collector's Choice|
|1997 Pacific Crown|
|1997 Pinnacle Certified|
Why did this become a fad in the mid '90s? Protective coatings on cards? I'm okay with a protective film covering the top of my ketchup bottle, but this is just unnecessary and wasteful. Otherwise, this is a terrific card!
|2001 Fleer Platinum|
A classy, no-nonsense Spring Training shot of the slugger to finish off the post. Albert Belle is right up there with Vlad and Sosa in terms of guys who never played for the Mets but have captured my collecting fancy. Can never get enough of their cardboard!
Thanks again, Kevin, for a tremendous package!