And it's good timing because I just received a big box of cards from ARPSmith and look forward to digging into it. That'll probably be tomorrow's post.
But for today's post, well I found out this morning that it's Brian Giles' birthday. That seemed like a good enough excuse to finally sort out my PC of him. He's a top dude I collect thanks to having the best MLB career of anybody to come out of my high school. He graduated/was drafted a few years before I started at Granite Hills, though he was around in the offseason. I talked about that more in a big post back in 2015.
First thing I did was sort the cards by team: Indians, Pirates, and Padres.
Minor league cards including some autos.
Here's all the Indians cards I've got of him.
Moving into the Pirates years now with some output from smaller card companies.
Lots of Fleer Pirates.
Upper Deck Pirates. Nice quad bat relic with Preston Wilson, Shawn Green, and Todd Helton.
Moving into the Padres years here with Topps pt 1, flagship and thereabouts.
More Topps Padres plus Bowman.
Fleer Padres. Sweet patch there.
Upper Deck Padres pt 1.
A couple numbered cards and a jersey swatch.
Getting into some good stuff now with a cool looking auto plus a printing plate.
By my count, I've got 165 Brian Giles cards. Not bad. I pretty much consider the PC "good enough" at this point and don't really go out of my way for more of his cards. I'm not silly enough to think I could ever come close to collecting all his cards, but I think I've got a pretty good sampling of his career with these 165 cards. That said, I wouldn't mind hitting 200 someday, so if you've got Brian Giles cards available that aren't pictured in this post, feel free to throw them in with a trade package for me. Thanks!