So COMC had their Spring Cleaning sale in June (because that makes sense...) and I used it to grab up all sorts of stuff for my PCs. As is normal though, I also just bought some random stuff that caught my eye even though I don't really have a place for it.
This post contains that stuff.
Card #1 is an MLB Showdown card of James Baldwin. I love Showdown, and I remember Baldwin fondly during the mid to late 90's as a White Sox "ace," so I had to grab this:
Also, while googling that 2000 season, the White Sox rotation blew my mind, as it was somehow good enough to win the AL Central that year. The rotation?
Jon Garland (he and Wells each had like 15-20 starts)
(They also had a 21 year old Mike Buerhle who started 3 games)
If you remembered all 6 of those names off the top of your head - I'm impressed. I personally didn't remember Sirotka or Parque. Sirotka was actually quite good, and this was his breakout year, but he would never pitch again due to shoulder issues. Parque started quite a few games from 1998-2000, but he then spent 3 quiet years in MLB before leaving the league.
I also grabbed a Showdown card of Big Papi with the Twins:
Do you guys remember The Collective Troll? He was a pretty awesome dude...thinking of him brings back memories of guys like Beardy and all that who were around back when I first started blogging.
Anyways, I used to have a budding Dewon Brazelton collection, but I knew he liked Rays, so as I do I sent that collection to him in a trade at some point. I recently realized I now have zero Brazeltons, and he's a guy I had to have at least one card of. So I grabbed a real nice framed T206 auto for cheap:
In the first baseball game I ever went to, Olmedo Saenz was a big time slugger for the Athletics. I've never really forgotten my first cleanup man, so I grabbed a bat card of his from early 00's Pacific:
This next card is actually from Dennis (some of the COMC stuff I got is stuff he found for me - we then traded on site!). He bought it thinking it was a Griffey Jr., because hey, the jersey is next to Griffey. But the small print indicates it is actually an Austin Kearns piece. Weird right?
Speaking of Reds, I almost decided to flip this next card, because it's #'d /25 and the guy is pretty cool. But on COMC, any damaged cards are marked with a disclaimer that makes them almost impossible to move. So I figured for $1, it was worth having a rare, "damaged" (side chipped) Mike Leake in my collection:
The last two randoms here aren't baseball. The first is a beautiful Brett Bodine autograph:
Last but not least, we have another nice little auto, this one of Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, #'d to 50.