whenever cards arrive from the night owl. i know there will be some nice dodger hand me downs in the package, and the latest envelope, received just a couple of days ago, didn't disappoint. i had sent greg a couple of smaller packages over the last few weeks, trying to knock cards out of his nebulous 9 listing, and then sent a bigger box just last week - the same day he mailed this envelope to me! good times. anyway, on to the cards!
1996 pinnacle denny's hologram hideo nomo
the absolute coolest thing about this card isn't the hologram (that part is not very good to be honest). rather, it's that scout mike brito is featured! he's the figure standing over the catcher's (is that piazza?) right shoulder, with the panama hat and radar gun. that was his office until the mccourt's renovated dodger stadium and got rid of those true field level seats. i also think that it's cool that someone, somewhere ordered a grand slam 13 years ago so that i could one day own this card.
1982 kellogg's dusty baker
the 3-d effect on these cards is about as lame as the hologram on that denny's card.
2006 upper deck national pastime nomar garciaparra
any excuse to post a dodger card of nomar. this was one of those cards distributed on national baseball card day if you remembered to go into your local shop that day. if you had a local shop, that is.
2008 topps chrome derek lowe blue refractor
i drool over dodger blue refractors. very purty.
1999 fleer ultra raul mondesi
one of the few 1999 fleer ultra dodger cards not featuring a dodger stadium based photo. here, raul is showing us how alfonso soriano will one day play the wrigley outfield.
2007 ud sp legendary cuts roy campanella
i'll bet roy was a badass. 3 mvp awards in 5 seasons - the only dodger catcher to win an mvp award, although...
this guy should have. 1998 pinnacle mint mike piazza
yes, larry walker had a monster year in 1997. but if the voters overlooked dante bichette in 1995 in favor of barry larkin, then why not do the same in 97? plus, now that we know what we know about ken caminiti, piazza should have won the 1996 award, too. although there may be things we don't know about italian-american superstar slugger mike piazza, the strongest man in so-cal.
we'll end it with a truly cool card - 2010 topps matt kemp walmart black version
i am not a fan of the gimmicks and the walmart/target exclusives in general, but this card kicks ass.
thanks greg! hope there were some good cards in amongst the stuff i sent your way!