This is one of those fine O-Pee-Chee specimens Adam sent me. I wasn't a big fan of Padilla's attitude when he was a Ranger. He looks like he's trying to decide if he's tired of being in the game and wants to hit the batter. I WAS hoping he'd pitch well for the Dodgers and he did, just not in the last game of the Dodger's season.
Here we have a couple of 2008 models I needed. I've purchased a few discounted '08 Goudeys, but didn't pull the Hamilton. I did not buy any '08 Ginter--hey I was out of the hobby then--so I really needed the Hamilton. These are begging for the TTM treatment.
This 2006 Bazooka Cartoon of Mark Teixeira was a complete surprise. I never saw any of this product and this is an interesting card--if you can call it a card. It is paper thin. I'm not a fan of Tex in any way, but he was a Ranger so Team Collector Law clearly mandates that I collect all Teixeira's cards provided he was a Ranger when they were issued. The funny thing about this card is the kid's reaction when the teacher uses baseball to as a teaching tool. I used to be a teacher-4 years in a 6th grade classroom. No, not as a student! I used baseball, football and basketball to teach math all the time. I probably gave away 10,000 cards over the course of my brief teaching career. The kids loved it. I wonder if any of them started collecting cards?
Adam included another 10 or 12 cards, most of which I didn't have yet Adam, thanks for the cards. I hope we can pull off another deal someday.