I picked up some more cards at the card show that weren't in the nickel box including this beauty of Ed Mathews. I always say i'm going to walk around the whole show and try to budget out where i'm going to spend my time and money but usually just end up diving into the first dime/quarter box I find and get lost in the moment..
Ah the Golden Age when teams didn't have logos on their caps, oh well the card still looks great. I always fail to live out my card show plan but usually walk away satisfied with my purchases.
The Maddux in the Cubbies uniform isn't near as weird as the other two. Mad Dog in the Padres might top all three of these though.
I love the nineties. I neglected Maddux as a kid as far as collecting goes but am trying to reconcile that error now in my old age.
Shiny Hall of Famers keep getting shinier, that Hank hurts the eyes it's so shiny. The Mathews Topps Tribute is perfect to me for a refractory card, no border, simple script, great shot. I can't stand the Tribute cards from this year with their gaudy background and curly cue lines everywhere.
The Hi-Tek is so calm compared to the sweet electric and red white and blue stars going on to it's left.
This scan does this cards shiny levels no justice, you need sunglasses to look at this one friends.
If this wasn't a Mets card I think I might have finally settled on a wallet card. The story of Glavine leaving Atlanta for New York at least according to John Schuerholz in his book is so convuluted and it just seems like both their egos got in the way of him spending his career in one place. At least he chose the right sport though i'm sure he would've been a pretty good hockey player as well.
Shockingly the Neon cards are some of the least shiny ones here but I always love the VR Extremist '94 projection cards.
These cards.... So good looking, so thick, I want more. I will never buy Museum Collection retail but damn these are some beauties.
Not sure if this is a relic or some strange screen print on a relic but it's a Chipper and i'd never seen it before and now it's mine.
How can you not grab a card from a subset called Hobby Masters?
Sorry for the Chipper bomb but one of the great things about the "junk wax" over production of the 90's is I still am finding cards I need of my all time favorite player all the time. Including this gem of him in a Gwinnett uniform.
Stadium Club MILLENIUM!!!! Vlad and Andruw on the same Prospects card not bad Topps, not bad. the card on the far right has a green felt background. Pretty sweet.
Thanks for reading folks see ya next time.