Well, let's segue to a guy who died of a drug overdose. It's a sad end to his story, but he's still one of my favorite guys to collect, reminding me of his glory days on the mid 90s Padres back when I watched the whole of nearly every game on TV.
While Topps Finest gets the credit for introducing refractors to the world of baseball cards, Donruss Crusade cards really kicked it up a notch. Great looking cards, and I was happy I was able add an old school Crusade card for my collection (even if it is a Call To Arms insert as opposed to the classic shield design).
This one is a green parallel /250 I scored for a few buck off eBay.
While I'm at it, here are a few cheap PC additions from my recent COMC order:
More shiny. Love these Score rainbowy parallels. Thirty-five cents well spent.
This is a 1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond Triple Diamond #70. Kinda cool looking and serial numbered on the back.
These Milk Bone oddballs are great, with Ken pictured here with his cocker spaniel Bailey.
I don't have much cardboard from the twilight of Cammy's career, so I was glad to pick up these representations from his brief stints on the Rangers and Braves.
I don't have any 12/25 cards of him, though, so I turned to another Astros great to pair with today's Beermas beer:
After I picked up a couple cheap Sportscasters cards a couple card shows ago and dug them, I took a look what was on COMC. The prices are really all over the place. Among the likes of $20 Miguel Tejada cards, I stumbled upon this Roger Clemens Christmas Card for just a couple bucks and snatched it up.
There's the back. Clemens seems to be creeping upwards with HOF voting, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him get in one of these years.
And here's the back of the beer. You may recall AleSmith was the brewer behind the Tony Gwynn beer from a few posts ago. Looking forward to this! I'm sure I'll love it. (UPDATE: Yeah, this was nice. Reminded me of a Stone Arrogant Bastard.)
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!