I got so excited about my '93 Topps Finest Mattingly from the Lost Collector that I forgot to showcase the other goodies he dropped in the package.....
Most importantly - my first Rizzo of 2014! A beautiful base card that just REEKS of Cubbie goodness, this Rizzo shows a sunny day at Wrigley with an eye-black loaded Anthony headed to first base after a rope into right field. The colors on the card look really sharp. I like it.
Here's the back. It definitely tells it like it is - Rizzo still carries a tremendous amount of potential to be at the center of a young and talented Cubs team. Castro, Rizzo, Baez, Almora, Soler, Bryant......what might be?
|Yep.......that's a "WAR" column!|
.....and, probably with a grin on his Syracuse-loving face, LC threw in some Notre Dame basketball cards. This first one is of our turtleneck-sweater-loving coach, Mike Brey. Brey is a good guy who has coached some talented teams into the latter stages of the NCAA tournament a few times, but we just can't seem to get over that hump. I had the chance to meet Coach Brey when I ran into him in New Orleans during the 2012 Final Four. He was very nice and took a few moments to speak with me.....unfortunately he was quickly supplanted as my top memory a few hours later when I wrapped my arm around Erin Andrews.
Ugh. Great camera work, Ryan. Here's what former Irish player Monty Williams looks like with your eyes crossed:
...which, coincidentally, is exactly how ND basketball has looked to me all season long.
Thanks for the hook-up, AJ!