Monday, February 13, 2012

An MVP package of generosity

I mentioned this package from Dennis at Too Many Verlanders the other day. I said it had too many cards to scan and I was right. Dennis sent over 492 Rangers. That's four hundred and ninety two. He didn't even ask for anything in return, but I will be finding something for him. You hear that Dennis, I will find something to send back.

I know you don't want to see 492 Rangers cards, so I chose 8. Isn't that nice of me. I thought so.

1994 Donruss Will Clark MVP Contender Silver Collection. Apparently Donruss issued 10,000 of each player and if yours won the MVP you could trade this card for a 5X7 numbered card of Frank Thomas and be entered for a chance to win special Golf MVP contenders set. Will didn't win the 1994 MVP, Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell did.

Upper Deck Ivan Rodriguez Power Deck. I wonder if this will work. I'm not trying it in my computer.

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Neftali Feliz. I've never opened any of this so it was nice to get Nefti in this package. I'm wondering if that isn't some kind of minor league all-star uniform he's wearing.

1999 Topps HD Juan Gonzalez Ballpark Figures. I vaguely remember HD, but this is a pretty cool card. It's very thick and die-cut too. The back of this card hightlights Rangers attendance before and after Juando got on the team. He didn't seem to make that much difference.

2000 Crown Royale Gabe Kapler. You may like Pacific cards. You may not. You can't deny these cards are cool.

2005 Topps Chrome Kevin Mench refractor. Ooohhh old school shiny. Ok, it's not that old, but it's a nice one I didn't have.

2005 Donruss Leather and Lumber Michael Young Naturals #1258/2000. This is kind of a weird wood grain feeling card. It's missing an autograph over the bottom of the card. At least that's what it looks like. Maybe Shelly can tell me.

2010 Bowman Derek Holland gold #70/250. This little gem was a surprise among surprises.

I don't know yet how many of the 492 cards will fill wantlist needs, but there were so many great cards, I'll bet it's quite a few.

Thanks Dennis!


  1. Awesome Stuff, I loved the 2005 Topps design the Chromatic stuff looks amazing. Gabe Kapler , I forgot about him he coached our local Minor League team for one year before returning to the Majors.

  2. I actually got to meet Kapler (and Matt Anderson) at a card show back when they were Tigers rookies, and Kapler was JACKED. You could tell he was a gym rat for sure.

    Brian, I had a feeling you'd love getting a metric ton of cards, and I had an even better hunch that if you scanned anything, it would be the Holland. Do give the Pudge CD a try--I haven't run those since I was on XP, but they should still be usable, maybe in compatibility mode.