Today's haul comes from frequent flyer Doug of Spords Cards From the Dollar Store. I'm not just throwing that term out there either--this is the 29th(!) time I'll have shown off the contents of an envelope from the blogosphere's Looniest collector.
Here's what he sent me this time:
I led off with these to show how amazingly generous Doug was with this trade and also to highlight a couple fun milestones. First of all, Darius hits the 10-card mark on the nose to become just the second basketball player to achieve that feat (tying him with co-leader Cazzie Russell). These eight also finally pushed my basketball collection count over 50 to 54. Not bad!
Tyrone Wheatley 1995 Sportflix RCThe football portion was smaller but very productive. Here's just the second Tyrone Wheatley RC that can be found in my Michigan Football rookies collection, though I'm working on rectifying that. It comes from the always fun Sportflix product, specifically the 1995 version (which includes former teammate Todd Collins) and knocks a card off my COMC watch list.
Mike Hart 2008 Press Pass SE Class of 2008 Autographs auto (#075/199)The other football offering is this numbered autograph of blog favorite RB Mike Hart from a 2008 Press Pass product. Of course I love it because it's a Michigan uni card, includes a jersey number inscription, and the photo(s) depict a very determined Hart using his uncanny vision to great effect. I now own 58 different Hart hits (one behind Braylon Edwards for third place) in my football hits collection, and the vast majority of those include Hart's signature.
Meanwhile the hockey portion was uncharacteristically small, but still great. First up is a "Gold Parkie" parallel of David Roberts, a prolific forward for Michigan from 1989-90 to 1992-93. The winger scored 90 goals and 247 points in his four years in Ann Arbor, then went on to appear in 125 games for the Blues, Oilers, and Canucks over parts of five seasons. And speaking of Roberts...
David Roberts 1995 Signature Rookies Auto-Phonex Phone Cards auto (#1814/3000)...here's my first hit of his! It's a bit of an oddball, and I bet this'll be strange to anyone born in the 90s as it's a signed phone card. You see, kids, in the days before cell phones were common, some of us bought these pre-paid phone cards so we could place calls without having to carry around change for pay phones. These cards from Signature Rookies are great because you could have gotten some use out of them for their main intended purpose, then kept them in your collection thanks to the autographs! This is a very cool find by Doug and makes Roberts the 37th member of my hockey PC.
Well, that was one of my more exciting recent trade packages! Thanks once again, Doug, and maybe I'll have more stuff to send your way after this weekend!