06 September 2014

too many tigers sporting memorial patches

for quite a while now, i've been posting about memorial patches on mondays.  i still have quite a few to get to, but two of the patches i have already covered include the ernie harwell patch worn by the tigers in 2010, and the sparky anderson patch that the motor city kitties wore in 2011.  dennis from too many verlanders recently sent me a package that included a whole mess of tigers wearing these patches.  here are two cards of brennan boesch from 2010 topps update that show the harwell patch.
these cards are both great examples of the patch that i did not have in my collection previously.  i'll keep the valverde in the memorials binder, however.

dennis also included a whole mess of cards showing the sparky anderson patch.
there we have cards from 2011 topps and 2011 topps update, and here are a couple (plus a parallel) from 2012 topps
boesch is back with a 2012 topps allen & ginter card
while alex avila and miguel cabrera show the patch on their 2012 topps archives cards
boesch and miggy also show the patch on their 2012 topps gypsy queen cards
and then there are the 2012 bowman cards
the tigers' american league central division rival kansas city royals also wore a memorial patch in 2011 (for former pitcher paul splittorff), and dennis threw this 2012 bowman billy butler card in the package as well.
he added another memorial patch, too - the harry caray memorial patch can be seen on this 1999 ud choice kerry wood starquest insert
although this was included as part of the complete 30-card set in a separate package.  i had claimed some cards from dennis, and he included this set (which contained a single dodger - adrian beltre)
as well as a set of the 1990 fleer league standouts insert set, which included current dodger manager don mattingly wearing pinstripes
i'll show some of the cards that i claimed in a later post.

there was yet another package that dennis sent recently.  it contained one card that he picked up at a card show with me in mind - a 2005 topps pristine steve garvey uncirculated card
i've got one in the garvey collection already, but now i have one for the dodger binder, too.

thanks dennis!

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