First and foremost to me, I got to add a couple of great cards/items to my Robin Yount collection. One of them was very much a surprise -- a 1985 Topps "Scratch off" that, when going through my collection this past weekend, I thought to myself, "what in the h*ll is that? I don't even remember that being mentioned in hobby magazines in 1985."
|The "scratch off"|
The Quarry-pack also filled my need for the awesome looking 1972 mini of Robin Yount from last year. If I haven't mentioned this before, I'm going to mention this now -- I want to put this set together. It is just a great looking card.
Here's a sampling -- Brewers old and new.
A special mention needs to be made about one of the cards. It's a little "old Gold", so to speak:
Orosco pitched another 10 seasons after this card was made and appeared in 541 more games after that, finally finishing his career with the Minnesota Twins at age 46 in 2003. To be fair, he was crap in 2003 -- he pitched for three different teams (San Diego, the Yankees, and the Twins) and racked up a 2-2 record, a 7.68 ERA, and a 1.824 WHIP. But, dear Lord, Jesse struck out 7.7 batters per nine innings at the age of 46!
Thank you very much, Cards from the Quarry -- I owe you big time after this trade, because you sent me a lot more cooler stuff than I could ever have sent to you!