I hadn't gotten around to posting my PC additions from my last COMC order, they just sat there on my desk staring at me for the past week or so. I'd found other topics to talk about until today, when going through the cards I came across this beauty...
I love the line on the bottom of the card "An icon of consistency". This pose that the photographer captured on this card could be called iconic (a word that does get thrown out too often in today's vernacular), Ichiro pulling up his right sleeve while holding his bat out toward the pitcher.
It also got me to thinking; I'm sure that there are collectors out there who collect cards like this. Batters in unusual poses, pitchers hitting/bunting, etc. Someone with the time and money could probably put together a good collection of Ichiro in this particular pose (I'm not that someone by the way).
Would love to hear about your unique collection, poses, catches, shots, etc. Let me know in the comments.
To continue with the PC pickups from my last COMC order, there weren't a whole lot of them to show off, just about 10 in total.
Yes, Felix Potvin is still on my collecting radar. He still stands as my favorite Leaf goalie, and the cat mask and equipment design doesn't hurt the appeal either. Picking up cards from his stints with the Islanders, Kings and Bruins also won't hurt as he used variations of the cat mask with those teams, much like Ed Belfour did with his famous eagle mask.
I'm sure that there's a few people out there yawning right now saying "jersey cards, boring", but for me I still get a bit of a kick when I get them. It's even better when I can get them for a couple of bucks apiece, such as I did with these Beehive and Black Diamond cards. The blue swatches didn't hurt the cause as well.
The final 4 cards to show off feature one Sakic card, an Ichiro parallel (less than a buck, was excited to get that card at that price!) and a pair of John Olerud cards. Yes, I've started an Olerud PC, as his sweet swing and calm demeanor made him one of my favorite baseball players. Cleaning up my Blue Jays PC allowed me to find about 40 doubles to get the PC started, and I grabbed a couple of cards off COMC that feature him from his time with the Mets and Mariners.
Maybe a bat on shoulder pose could be another idea for a PC? I've seen quite a few of those over the years...
Thanks for reading, Robert