So here's some hate week Wolverines as Michigan prepares for an ugly matchup with MSU:
Mel Owens, a LB drafted by the Rams #9 overall in '81. Hooray for new cards of guys who are underrepresented in my PC!
The hockey bunch, as usual, is the largest, and includes many of the usual suspects, which is great because I like collecting them all. Cammalleri's doing pretty with with the Devils this season. Meanwhile, his young teammate Merrill has a couple assists while having started all five games. And the Pacioretty trio, including the sweet Crown card, was definitely a highlight.
Surprisingly this package included zero hockey hits--maybe Doug went into a Walter White-like fugue state--but what he sent from basketball gets an "A" for quality:
Jamal Crawford 2000-01 Upper Deck Encore NBA Warm-Ups jersey
First up is this "warm-ups" relic of Jamal Crawford, a player who's still kicking around the league 14 years after being drafted. Technically this is my second hit of Jamal after I picked one up at a recent show, but I'm pretty sure Doug beat me to the punch by landing this before I got mine! Either way it's a cool relic. I'm labeling it as a "jersey" for simplicity's sake, because really how do you categorize a warm-up?
Tim Hardaway Jr. 2013-14 Panini Preferred Rookie Rotation Memorabilia dual jersey booklet (#142/249)Booklet! Doug sent me a scan of this but as usual that didn't do the card justice. My first basketball booklet is a dual jersey of former UM hoops star Tim Hardaway Jr., a newcomer to the basketball PC. It looks fantastic and now it's got me wanting to get more, not to mention some of THJ's recent teammates like Trey Burke.
Thanks for another fun two-parter, Doug! I may very well have a return package on your way this week that's bursting at the seams with hits. Readers, here's my usual reminder to head over to Sports Cards From the Dollar Store regularly.