Greg of Night Owl Cards sent this four-pack of UV-era #5s last week, augmenting the shiny section of my type collection.
- 1989 Bowman #5, Dave Schmidt
- 2005 UD ESPN #5, Randy Johnson (pictured for ARI, but named for NYY)
- 2006 Topps #5, Carl Crawford
- 2009 Topps TTT5, Evan Longoria
That's at least one HOFer and two quality players from Florida. I was surprised to learn that Mr. Schmidt also rated a 1989 Diamond Kings card. To his credit, Dave posted an above-average ERA+ for 8 straight years from 1981-1988, making the choice not unreasonable--you just don't expect middle relievers to get the Perez painting treatment.
NOTE: It's impossible for me to see Evan's name without thinking of Eva. Sorry man, that's how XY chromosomes work.
Thanks for the cards, Greg!
Thanks for allowing me to share a post with a link to Eva!
I'll be on the lookout for No. 5's from this point forward.
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