Whoa. Is that some kinda radioactive goo emanating from Jack Morris here? He's glowing!! Maybe this radioactive goo is responsible for Jack's Super Human ability to "Pitch To The Score"? At any rate, Jack Morris is the new Radio & sometimes TV guy for the Blue Jays. It should be interesting.
'Radioactive Jack' was sent to me via the very generous Kerry at the sublime Cardinals blog: Cards On Cards. We swapped Red Birds for Blue Birds annnnnnddd....here's some of the excellency Kerry was kind enough to send my way.
Blog hero Roy Halladay. This is a card I didn't have, which is just tremendous. I watched some of Roy's press conference yesterday & here's hoping he bounces back. I'm none too hopeful for the 2013 Phils though. That division has gotten pretty wild with the Nats & Braves stepping up. And Michael & Delmon Young? Yikes.
Let's stick with pitchers for now. I'd take this guy for the 'Best Pitcher Of The 80's' crown (if there were such a ridiculous thing)...but I'm also very biased. Dave Stieb for all his orneriness, was filthy on the mound & still owns a good many Blue Jays pitching records.
Kerry's package was choc full of compelling oddities, mini's & things like this Fred McGriff Toys 'r' Us card that are very welcome in my Jays collection. I knew that Toys 'r' Us had issued cards at one point, but the few that Kerry sent are my first. Huzzah!
I'd never heard of Raul Tablado prior to seeing this 'Lumber Cuts' Donruss card...but....here he is! Fun card.
There was a healthy number of 2012 Gypsy Queen included, including this handsome Romero patch as well as a number of mini's & mini variations that I was unaware existed.
Yep. I had no idea this Eric Thames variation...was a thing. Pretty nice shot of the departed outfielder.
Of any Blue Jay...ever, George Bell has the coolest cards IMO. So many of his cards have funny or oddly candid photos that sort of give you an idea about his character. And from all that I've read, Bell was a very unique presence in the clubhouse of those 80's Blue Jays teams. As he once famously said: "Those fans, they can kiss my purple butt..."