Off the collecting field, we also compare notes from time to time as fellow dads and I'm always on the lookout for new HOF cards I can send to him for his son's collection. A little while ago, I sent over an old beat up Red Schoendienst that I thought might plug a hole in a page. I was happy to assist!
Well, that rascal went and returned the favor with a Don Mattingly card that I've been wanting since......well, since the lovely thing was created - HELLO, gorgeous:
|Rainbow! Mustache! Pinstripes! Stars! Foil! Eye Black! DONNIE!|
I mean....LOOK AT IT!
Amazing to go from a single '93 Topps Finest in my childhood collection ( a Jeff Bagwell that I ought to share on here pretty soon....) to a full hat trick in a matter of weeks! I fawned over the early 90's wholesomeness of Nolan Ryan's Finest card in a previous post - but this Mattingly, my favorite player of all time, take the cake. It MUST be the finest Finest card I will ever own!
Here's the back:
|Drafted a couple of months after another epic event.....my arrival on earth.|
AJ - thank you! Thank you very much! This card will be treasured always.
Thanks for reading!