Saturday 20 March 2021

RLC Custom Card Project: Milt Thompson

The Player: Milt Thompson ended a fairly decent career with a very forgettable 5 weeks in Colorado, he was selected off waivers from the Dodgers in late June of 1996, played in 14 games, all but one as a pinch hitter, going 1-15 and then being released on August 2nd, ending his 13 year MLB career. He received MVP votes in 1987 and 1989, but is probably best known for his time on the 1993 Phillies team that lost the World Series to the Blue Jays.

The Card: Based off the 2019 Gypsy Queen Autograph card design, with a couple slight changes, shows how far behind I am on posting these as I have been sitting on this one for close to 2 years.

The Link Thing.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

RLC Custom Card Project: Yonder Alonso

The Player: Alonso was signed a free agent by the Rockies in July of 2019 after being released by the White Sox a week before. Yonder would go on to hit .260 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI for the Rockies, mostly used as a pinch hitter, appearing in 54 games, but only starting 10 (and hanging around long enough to wear these gross "Player's Weekend" things). This would serve as his final MLB stop, as he failed to make the majors in 2020, and then retired after the season. Probably best know for being in the big Mat Latos Reds-Padres trade, or his lone All-Star appearance with Oakland in 2017.

The Card: 2018 Panini football flagship, very simple and classy design, say what you will about Panini, but they have put out some really nice sets over the years. One small change, replacing the Panini logo with a team logo and adding the RLC logo in the upper corner.

The Thing

Monday 1 March 2021

February Mail Round-up

Things are very slow card-wise here, but a few trades and purchases this month give me something to post about. Starting off with this beaut, I don't buy singles on everyone's favorite auction site, but the odd time a card jumps out and says "Hey, if you can find me at a reasonable price with reasonable shipping, probably from a Canadian sellers, you should buy me." This time I listened to the talking cards unnecessarily long ramble and bought this from the new Upper Deck. These inserts come in different colors and are all pretty nice, but this is pretty close to team colors, and the alt jersey appearance sealed the deal.