I just started digging through quarter boxes from past years and I couldn't stop picking out cards
- even when I had to cut down the number of cards I wanted to pick up, there were a few others that replaced the ones I'd put away.
Awesome outfield action
1999 Fleer Ultra Willie McGee #58 - he was a very good ballplayer for a long time and it looks like he stuck it out as a fourth outfielder / semi-regular type in his last four MLB seasons.
1999 Fleer Tradition Rickey Henderson #133 - in his late 30's, he was still as spry as he was in his prime.
2003 Upper Deck Dave Roberts #189
2002 Fleer Ultra Chris Singleton #160
1999 Fleer Ultra Andruw Jones #25 - he was an athlete in his prime, too bad he got fat in his 30's.
1999 Fleer Ultra Carl Everett #22
1999 Topps Stadium Club Vladimir Guerrero #80 - the ball is actually by his feet.
1999 Topps Stadium Club Jose Canseco #32 - by this point, his athleticism was gone and all he had were his bat and his roids.
1998 Topps Orlando Merced #119
1999 Fleer Ultra Tony Gwynn #59
- these were the silly cards
1992 Upper Deck Minors Adam Hyzdu #244 - juggling
1992 Upper Deck Minors Jimmy Haynes #168 - has some odd frisbee thing
1999 Topps Stadium Club Chan Ho Park #112 - I love this card
Awesome action and misc
1999 Upper Deck Encore Jeff Cirillo #50 - I wonder what he is putting into his water cup.
1992 Upper Deck Minors Juan De La Rosa #73 - losing his bat
1999 Fleer Ultra Mike Lansing #8 - looks like a play where he grabs the ball and gestures to the umpire to perhaps record the force out at second base.
1999 Fleer Ultra Otis Nixon #44 - love the face guard
2002 Fleer Ultra Ryan Klesko #148 - on a knee
1992 Upper Deck Minors Tarrik Brock #189 - x2
- cards where a star player appears on a more common player's card,
1999 Upper Deck Choice Damion Easley #86 - Rickey Henderson
1999 Upper Deck Ray Durham #66 - Rickey Henderson
1998 Topps Kevin Polcovich #79 - Larry Walker
1999 Topps Vinny Castilla #199 - shares the card with Dante Bichette and Todd Helton
2002 Fleer Ultra Bret Boone #120 - Ivan Rodriguez
1999 Fleer Ultra John Wetteland #3 - Ivan Rodriguez
Star on star cameos
- a new collecting topic?
1999 Fleer Ultra Albert Belle #78 - I want to make a distinction whenever I find a card of a star player [like Frank Thomas does on Belle's card] popping up on another star's card.
Inking it up
- seeing pro ballplayers sign autographs affirms the belief that it is still a thing, even if reality dictates it's harder to have a moment with any number of them.
2003 Upper Deck Mike Cameron #313
2003 Upper Deck Sean Burroughs #466
2003 Fleer Ultra Jeffrey Hammonds #187
1999 Upper Deck Encore Eric Davis #75
2003 Upper Deck Vicente Padilla #237
2002 Fleer Ultra Mike Hampton #69 - I count cards showing pitchers running bases, having bats in their hands and basically pitchers doing 'hittery' things in this collection.
2003 Fleer Ultra Mike Hampton #26
1999 Topps Stadium Club Rick Reed #31
2003 Fleer Tradition Update Glendon Rusch #U136
1999 Topps Stadium Club Kevin Tapani #101
1999 Topps Stadium Club Andy Ashby #133
Tools of ignorance and misc
2002 Fleer Ultra Brandon Inge #75 - maybe symbolic of the early 2000's Detroit Tigers teams
1999 Topps Stadium Club Brady Anderson #127 - looks like a play at plate where the catcher has to apply a hard tag on a incoming runner [Anderson] who doesn't slide.
2003 Fleer Ultra Ivan Rodriguez #152
2003 Fleer Tradition Update Jason Simontacchi #U11 - x2
1992 Upper Deck Minors Skeets Thomas #95 - broken bat shot
2013 Topps Prime football Jimmy Graham #74
- I think because he was doing it so much, dunking a football over the goal posts now result in a penalty.