I don't know why it took me as long as it did to find 9 cards of possibly the best pitcher in franchise history (it's between him and Roy Halladay, IMO), but I think I've got a good group of 9 for the owner of the best slider that Jays fans have ever seen.
Top row: The early years
All 3 photos show the trademark Dave Stieb determined look, even the posed shot for his '83 Donruss card on the left. I like the minimal writing on the front of the '85 Topps all star card on the right, no need to clutter up the card with fancy logos and such. I wonder if that's Damaso Garcia or Tony Fernandez in the background photo bombing the card.
Middle row: 87 through 90
Had to include at least one Canadian issued card on the page, so the '87 OPC on the left does the trick. I was never a big fan of the Classic releases, and misspelling his last name doesn't help matters any. 2 decades ago, you couldn't attach a pole vault pole to a javelin and still get me to touch a Donruss Studio card. Over the years, the photography grew on me, and I appreciate them now a lot more than I ever thought I would.
Bottom row: Later on in life
For a guy that was known for so many close calls when it comes to no-hitters, it was only fitting that the No-Hit Club card from Score '91 be on this page. The Upper Deck checklist art has always been a favorite of mine, and the '92 UD that features Stieb in the Skydome with the CN Tower in the background is a classic for me. The '93 Topps in the dark blues....you know how I feel about that particular jersey.
I managed to even make the page chronological. Sometimes I surprise myself.
I also find that it's easier to discuss cards from the mid 80's to mid 90's era. I'm not sure why that is, but I just feel more comfortable discussing how I feel about each release. Maybe it's because that was a time where I was really in tune with collecting, and the cards bring back a lot of memories for me.
thanks for reading, Robert