As I mentioned in my last post, COMC has started to be good to me again, and as a result I've been able to pick up more cards on the site lately. Some for me, some for others, and as is typical of the others part, it means more trades for me and Dennis! I sent him some stuff recently, and he returned the favor with some great cards, especially a few nice Griffey Jr. cards for my budding PC.
The card of the package, for me, is this Pinnacle Mint gold coin card of Griffey. It is SO HEAVY!
Also, it looks amazing. I'm not 100% sure what to classify it as (I'm sure Junior Junkie would know), but the card has a die cut area for the coin and then this coin appears to be the gold version since it has Griffey's face on it. Bronze and silver seemed to have other things on them when I looked around online. There's a ton of varieties in general though, including some 1/1s that are solid gold rather than gold plated. Seems like a cool parallel set to chase for someone with a lot of cash to throw around!
He sent me two other Griffeys that I really dug too. The Measures of Greatness insert is from 94 Topps, and the Interleague Showdown card is a silver proof parallel from 97 Donruss:
Speaking of shiny/crazy backgrounds, Dennis also sent a "Cream of the Crop" blue wave parallel of Billy Hamilton from his SS playing days:
Dennis likes to help out my random patch collection, and I guess especially so with Vince Youngs, as this is the second cool VY swatch he's sent my way:
Dennis also hit a few of my football PCs, with a Gold Jarrett Brown parallel auto and a nice little Mohamed Massaquoi rookie relic:
And last but not least, it wouldn't be a TMM package without a little MIKE JAMES!
Thanks for the great stuff as always Dennis! I'll get those Shoelaces to you eventually!