Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Throw In

I'm always a bit fascinated by the throw in cards that you sometimes receive when you buy a set or a lot and have it shipped to you. Most of the times the cards are probably just filler to keep the cards you paid for from moving too much during shipping, but some are nice bonus cards too. Here are a few I received the last couple of days with lots of 2009 Topps Heritage cards.

This first one is really nice. It's a 1975 Topps #325 New York Nets team card and it's in nice shape too. That's Dr. J wearing #32 in the front row.

1975 Topps New York Nets Team Card

The next group of cards were apparently from a Mets fan. Some nice players, even if they are from the mass produced 80's sets.

1986 Topps Dwight Gooden
1988 Topps Mark Carreon
1983 Topps Hubie Brooks
1981 Topps Dyar Miller
1988 Topps Dwight Gooden
1985 Topps Keith Hernandez All Star
1986 Daryl Strawberry All Star
1988 Topps Juan Samuel
1986 Topps Keith Hernandez All Star

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Josh is Back!

***Note: I originally used the title "He's Back" when I noticed that The Hamiltonian used the exact same title two hours before I did! What's that old saying about great minds?***

He only went one for five tonight in his first game back from DL/minors rehab, but that one hit was a two run home run in the seventh inning that snapped a one to one tie game, a game which the Rangers went on to win 7-1. Good to see you back Josh.

2009 Topps Heritage Josh Hamilton