You can count on Night Owl throwing some older cards in your trade package too. I know this 1996 Upper Deck card isn't "old", but when I say older, I'm talking about 80s and 90s stuff. We all love vintage, but older is good too. When it's a Ranger Play at the Plate card, that's just icing on the cake. Helmet off, dirt flying...very nice!
This 1994 Stadium Club Manual Lee card is interesting. I think he's looking into the future and seeing that next season will be his last and he's a little sad. He did play one game for the Cardinals in 1995 and his batting average for 1995 was 1.000. That's right 1 game, 1 at bat and 1 hit. I think he wanted to go out a winner! I got to see him play a few times in 1994, but I don't remember any spectacular.
1985 Topps Danny Darwin. This was Danny's last full year in Texas (he had a 7 game stint to finish out the 95 season). Danny was one of those middle of the road guys. In 21 big leagues seasons, he posted double digit wins only 5 times with a high of 15 in 1993 (Red Sox). He pitched for 9 different teams. His numbers reflect a long career. His record was 171-182, career ERA of 3.84 with a little over 3000 IP and 1942 strikouts. During his last 8 seasons, he only had an ERA under 4.13 once (3.02). He did manage to mix 32 saves in along the way.
Thanks Night Owl! I appreciate the blasts from the past!