Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cards on Cards didn't "Bip" me

I got a trade package from Cards on Cards that didn't include a "Bip"ping or a "Slaught"er. It did include a few Rangers cards I didn't have and some 10 year old shiny cards. The package was also unexpected which is always fun.

Kerry included 8 Rangers from the 2000 Topps Chrome set. Mark McLemore was one of my favorite Rangers from that era.

This 2000 Topps Chrome Jeff Zimmerman reminds me of what could have been. He made a big splash in 1999 when he was an All-Star in his rookie season. According to the back of this card, he was the first pure middle reliever ever named to the All-Star Team. He had 28 saves in 2001 and then he was done. Arm injuries derailed what looked to be the start of a good career.

On this 1999 Fleer Ultra we see John Wetteland having communication issues with Ivan Rodriguez.

Will "The Thrill" Clark shows off the scar on his left elbow after having 24 bone chips removed.

Something doesn't look right on this 1999 Skybox card. It must be Will in the Baltimore uniform.

Last, but not least, we have the first guy I remember playing catcher for Texas. Jim Sundberg, 1983 Fleer Edition. I love the old TR logo on the front. Perhaps Jim would be a little quicker down the line if he dropped the bat.

Kerry, thanks so much for the unexpected package. You might want to watch your mailbox...I sent you something the same day I got this one without knowing this was coming. Funny...

1 comment:

  1. You have to feel bad for Wetteland ending up with a photo like that.