The storms that rolled through North Texas a mere 24 hours ago took a toll on my town. We had a tornado just 5 miles from my house and major damage to a number of homes and businesses. Thankfully, as of the moment I'm typing, there have been no fatalities. The storm, plus the illness rolling through my house, have left me with a combined 6 hours of sleep in the last two days.
It's times like these that I really enjoy the distraction that cards can provide. Thankfully, I received a package from Dan over at It's Like Having My Own Card Shop to provide just such a distraction.
Dan sent over a stack of Rangers and boy was it loaded.
We'll start of somewhat calmly with a 2012 Topps Michael Young Gold Parallel. I may have this already, but I don't even know because I can't keep up with the team collection. It's crazy!
How about a little on-card auto action? This is a 2000 Topps Gallery Ruben Mateo auto. Despite what it says on the back about scouts predicting an all-star future for Ruben, it never happened. He played in 295 games over 6 years and never reached his potential.
Take a good look at this 2002 Upper Deck People's Choice Juan Gonzalez jersey card. It's a white swatch. Remember that, because you might be seeing it again.
Next up is the first of two Pudge game used cards. This is a 2001 SP Game Used Edition jersey card. I'd like a wristband card using that red wrist band he's wearing.
I'll finish up this post with a 2001 SP Game Bat Milestone Edition Ivan Rodriguez bat card. You could also call it a Piece of the Action bat card. Or even a Bound for the Hall bat card. I think UD got a little word happy with this one. I do like the baseball and the #7 burned into the bat piece. That's a nice touch.
If you guys or gals have any Diamondbacks laying around, give Dan a shout. You'll be glad you did. As for me, I'll be out helping some friends clean up today so stay safe and count your blessings. I know I did just that after the storms blew through.
Thanks for the great cards Dan.