The latest Dodger news over the last few days has my head spinning. It seems so long since the team had owners that were willing to make moves to try and win championships. Not moves that would make the team possibly good but, moves that may make the team great.
The Dodgers getting Zack Greinke is amzing to me. This was a pure baseball decision from the Guggenheim ownership group. The Dodgers needed a #2 starter and went out and bought one. I have been waiting for an acquisition like this for years.
The real baseball world throws around big money to get what they want. I can't survive in that world. Luckily, I reside in the blog world and we can get some free cards just for being here.
Baseball Dad from All Tribe Baseball was just willing to give free cards out for people that claimed them. My last post was about some free cardboard goodness that was sent to me by Dennis from Too Many Verlanders.
I will keep this them going for the rest of December. So many nice bloggers are taking their time and adding nice cards to my collection that they will always get a mention on the Platter.
I have been seeing some boxes of Upper Deck MVP being opened on some blogs. I enjoy the sleek, modern design.
The black border with a greenish center reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. That is a good thing.
This photo just doesn't quite cut it for me. I can't keep my eyes off of Ichiro's left elbow. The rest of his arm appears missing. Someone needs to give him the rest of his arm back.
Fleer Ultra was a good competitor with Topps Stadium Club as far as photography goes. Both products have churned out great sets over the years that were photography gold.
This Ichiro may be excused.
Those Ichiro cards were thrown in as extras because Baseball Dad is a cool dude. This Eddie Murray was the card that I claimed. My hall of fame Angels collection is lacking. It mainly consists of about a dozen Rod Carews, a Nolan Ryan and maybe a Reggie Jackson or two.
Adding to my hall of fame collection is my top goal right now. You may click on my "Current Goals" link to check out what my other priorities are right now.
This card makes me wonder about something. When people were ripping packs of Topps in the 70s, did they ever wonder what baseball cards would look like decades later?
Did any collectors in the 70s think that a card would be made with a hologram, a die-cut "X", and an aging Eddie Murray awkwardly trying to catch a pop-up?
Thanks for the nice cards, Baseball Dad!