Here is another pack of the Workin' In Shifts feature for the random packs of kindness that David sent from his Tribecards Workshop down in Arkansas. In my head it's kind of like Santa's Workshop, only it's in Arkansas, and Bill Clinton drops by occasionally to have a few beers, eat a Big Mac and talk about Gilmore Girls.
36 cards in this pack. Here are 10 for your viewing pleasure:
Kevin Seitzer 1990 Donruss
It's great to see this card as I'm trying to collect all of them. Not the 1990 Donruss set. Not the Kevin Seitzer player set either. No I'm trying to collect all of the 1990 Donruss Kevin Seitzer cards. I have gotten one in every single pack of 1990 Donruss that I have ever opened. This card brings the collection to about 3,786 Seitzers.
This is not a bad thing. I've always like Seitzer. He was kind of the poor man's Gregg jefferies in the late 80's, only it turned out that he was pretty good. Also, he had a nice stint with the Tribe.
Seth Smith 2008 UD Timeline SP Prospect somthin' er other
Don't know this guy. Cool card though, with the top notched out and everything. I'm not sure if that makes this a "die cut" or not. I thought die cuts were done with lasers or something. I doubt they'd waste the laser maching when they can just ship them over to Mrs. Seabeck's 3rd grade classroom for the tops to be trimmed.
Hey, I just looked this guy up. He's pretty damn good. Shows what I know. I need to pay more attention to the NL.
Luke Richardson Hockey Card
I know nothing about hockey. I can stare at the back of this card all day and have no idea if the numbers add up to good things or bad things.
What I do know is that Luke here played for the Petersborough Petes. That is until he was promoted to the Toronto Tors before being shipped off to the Edmonton Eds.
(Look, I know that wasn't funny. Cut me some slack. I'm sleep deprived.)
Brook Jacoby 1992 Stadium Club
"Brook Jacoby" goes into the pantheon of great baseball names right next to Wally Joyner. I'm not sure why Brook (kind of a girls name) goes so well with Jacoby, but it does. It just sounds like a ballplayer.
Brook lives (or lived) in Oxnard. Oxnard is one of my absolute favorite places to say out loud. Oxnard.
Tom Goodwin 1997 Skybox
Pretty pink card featuring a quote from Tom:
"You just try to be the best defensive player you can be. Hey, [if] you put me back there at catcher, [then] I've got to throw out Kenny Lofton. That would be my job."
Look, I could spend the rest of the post just talking about that quote and it's appearance on the front of this card. But I won't.
I'll only say that I HAVE to get more of these cards. Expect a post dedicated to this set at some point in the future...meaning the next few years. Probably.
Bret Saberhagen 1993 Topps
there's nothing particularly interesting about this card, other than the fact that Saberhagen was awesome and we don't talk about him enough.
Pat Tabler 1991 Score
Pat was Cleveland's All Star representative in 1987, the year that the Tribe was supposed to be awesome...but was not. This is opposed to the years in the 80's that the Tribe was supposed to suck...and did.
Looking at Pat's stats, he WAS pretty good. It's just not rosey thinking from from a young Tribe fan. He wasn't George Brett or anything, but I knew that at the time...I think.
Quilvio Veras 1996 Upper Deck
I don't know this guy either. I just like this card because of all the pretty shiney orange/gold foil at the bottom. Also Quilvio looks like he might be all of 5 feet tall. the back of the card says 5'9". So does Baseball Reference. I'm not buying it. Not for a second.
Quilvio was 3rd in ROY voting in 95. Probably on the strength of 56 stolen bases. But he was caught 21 times. That, my friends, kind of sucks.
Here is the back of the Quilvio card that I mistakenly scanned. I figured since I scanned it I might as well show it to you.
Patrick Roy Hockey Card.
This is my only card of Patrick Waahh. I know he is good because I have heard of him.
Pat was a great goaltender who would stop a puck by any means necessary. On this card we have Larry Odelein retrieving the puck after one of Patrick's incredible sphincter saves. No wonder the guy was an all star.
Gregg Jefferies 1992 Studio
I've been very clear what I think of this Studio set. To put it mildly, I'm for it.
I guess by following my earlier logic, Gregg Jefferies is the rich man's Kevin Seitzer. I still haven't given up hope of buying a Trans Am using my Gregg Jefferies rookie card. This one isn't a rookie, but it might get me the floor mats.
Let's see what good stuff we learn about ol' Gregg from the back, shall we?
Named the minor League player of the decade in 1989. This is not to be confused with Robin Ventura being named the amateur player of the decade. Also, Gregg didn't get his face punched in by an old man.
Gregg likes Chevy Chase (very reasonable in 92), The Hustler (reasonable for any time) and David Letterman (ibid, your honor). He also says his favorite book is "Of Mice and Men". Yeah...right.
Well, that's all for this installment. Thank you once again David. There is still much more to come.
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