obviously, the title up there is a play on the slogan for ups - what can brown do for you. nick, in this case, is everyone's favorite dime box digger, and proprietor of the blog that got my vote for blog of the year last year. and what he can do for you is send you some great cards that you didn't even know that you needed. including some cards of, you guessed it, kevin brown. so my play on words doesn't really work, but it's late at night and i need to get this trade post cranked out and scheduled.
this here is a 1999 fleer mystique card
that nick found for me in what i assume to be a dime box. or maybe it's a flea market find. or a yard sale pickup. who knows. this next one looks like he had to go into the matrix to set it free. it's a 2000 topps own the game insert of kevin brown
nick also found a couple of upper deck cards of gary sheffield that used the same photo. compare this 2000 upper deck ovation superstar theater insert
nick located some cards of a great dodger from yesteryear who doesn't get a lot of play from the card companies - tommy davis. this is a 2001 upper deck sp legendary cuts card
another dodger from the early los angeles days that we don't see too often is john roseboro. nick found a 2004 upper deck sp legendary cuts card of him, too.
here's a very shiny 2004 bowman's best chin-lung hu card that i had not seen before opening the envelope from nick
up next is a 2003 upper deck play ball dolph camilli reprint
1961 fleer card. it is interesting to me that the world's fair patch was 'removed' in both the original and this reprint play ball release. of course, it may not be the same photo, and this could just be camilli's signature pose. kind of like how don sutton 'suttons'.
last, but not least, nick found me a card from the 1977-80 tcma the war years set. it's the first one of these in my collection, too. this is lewis riggs
so, that's what nick can do for you - find a bunch of cool cards that inspire you to learn about history. i can't wait for my next lesson. thanks for the cards nick!