If you're over here you've probably already seen the main baseball end of my show haul over on TMV. As promised, here's the Michigan portion, which features three different sports, all of which are going on at this very moment (and all of which are way better than basketball):
Jim Abbott's 2013 Gypsy Queen card, and while I'm not big on that product, the framed cards do look great. The other is Barry Larkin's entry in the 1993 Score Franchise set, the first one that split off from being a subset of the base cards.
Michigan Football Rookies project. Des' 1992 All World card was an exclusive that year (boo exclusives!) so the decidedly low-end looking issue is his only "true" RC. I thought I was going to be paying more for this one, so I was pleasantly surprised. A decade later we get A-Train's UD Vintage card, so that's another one in the books for him.
football inserts along with a solo base card. The shiny Biakabutuka is his 1996 Pinnacle Foil parallel of his RC from that set. Meanwhile, Press Pass channels Pacific in this crazy die cut Breakout insert from 2001, which still gets a thumbs up from me because, hey, Michigan uni! Lastly, I dug out a 2000 Score base of QB-turned-TE (how often do you hear that?) Jay Riemersma.
My lone hockey base find was this Classic card of former Michigan D-man Chris Tamer. I never cared for their lackluster baseball issues, but I do love the CCHA action here against the Lake Superior State Lakers!
I didn't mess up when purchasing these A-A-Rons! No worries there since I took a sec to check my hockey hits to make sure I didn't have them. This pair hails from 2011-12, with the first coming from Panini Contenders and the latter from "regular" Panini; they give me eight total of Palushaj. The native of my original hometown of Livonia, Michigan, is currently kicking around in the AHL, but maybe he'll make it back up to the show again!
I've still got lots to scan and post, so stay tuned.