I decided to hunt through some recent additions to the collection to find some shiny cards to show off. Shiny always makes the day a little bit brighter.
Now this is a loud card. 1998 Pinnacle Aurora Pennant Fever #23 of Jose Cruz Jr. 1998 was Jose's first full season as a Blue Jay, and I remember all the type when he came to Toronto mid-season in 1997. When looking up his stats I was shocked at how much he moved around after he left Toronto following the 2002 season. Cruz played for 7 teams during the 2003-2008 period, including 3 teams in 2005. Makes you wonder what went on in his life during that time to end up moving all over the place.
|Serial # 525|
There's the first card from the 2014 Heritage set to make its way into the SNI project. Orioles slugger Chris Davis found his way here via another PWE from the 48895 zip code. The Orioles are finally past the halfway mark, since Davis' card represents the 26th Oriole card for the set. The total for the set is 1123/1500, only 2 cards shy of 3/4 complete.
Pat also included a little less shiny, but still quite welcome, chrome parallel of Jose Bautista in the envelope. I already have serial #660 for the insanity set, so this slides nicely into the Jays collection.
I think it's high time that I start getting something together to send out to Pat....
thanks for reading, Robert