Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"O" Yes

In my last post I mentioned that Ryan over at "O" No!! Another Orioles Blog sent me a bunch of Angels.  Let's take a look at some of them.

Hope I like the assortment of Angels?  Much like Tim Salmon up top there, Ryan hit it out of the park.  Every card Ryan sent to me was new to me.  You can't beat that.

I had considered a Chad Curtis PC for a long time.  He was the most exciting player on the early 90's teams for his first few years.  But being the father of two teenage girls, I'm not sure I could justify a PC.  Chuck Finley there is in reality the Angels all-time pitcher.  Of course the man just below him might argue.

These Bowman cards are super thick.  I'm sure anybody who was collecting when they came out would know why, but I haven't looked it up yet.   I was kinda sorry to Peter Bourjos go, but i think the Angels needed to make room for Kole Calhoun.  Who is now injured.  Let's just hope the trade works out better for the Angels than the last time they traded an outfielder to the Cardinals. (That might not be fair to Adam Kennedy).

More Bowman.  Those first two are shiny.  They're dark, but not as dark as they scan.   I usually forget that Matsui was an Angel.  The back of the Napoli looks just like the front, except its a Hank Conger card.  And as long as his velocity doesn't keep dropping, Weaver could be in the all-time Angels pitchers conversation eventually.

Another Ryan and Finley pairing.  This particular Ryan gives me 6 of the 9 cards in the Ryan portion of the subset.  I just need 15, 16, and 17.  That night be the most unflattering picture Upper Deck could find for Troy Percival.  I really like the design on the 2009 Upper Deck cards.  clean.

The back of the Erstad takes me right back to the 80's.  There's a 2009 O-Pee-Chee black and a 2009 O-Pee-Chee black mini.  Which is a parallel of a parallel.  I think.

Yes Ryan.  I like my assortment very much.


  1. I'm glad you liked them! I always worry about sending random cards out to other bloggers.

    1. I always feel the same way. But you did awesome.