In which I go further into the cardboard delights sent by Shane of Shoebox Legends. Should one be interested, one can find Part I here.
Before we go any further, let’s share the official logo of PWE Playhouse.
…And now, let us conclude the pair of posts highlighting the contents of the past two PWE’s obtained from that far and distant land known as Shoeboxia.
David Segui got around a bit, playing for the Mets, Expos, Mariners, Blue Jays, Rangers and Indians, while beginning and ending his career with the Orioles.
Segui got one vote during his one year of HOF eligibility (2010). His father, Diego, pitched for both the Seattle Pilots and the Seattle Mariners.
This is a 2006 Fleer Stars Of Tomorrow card of David Wright. It appears to have been some sort of insert in 2006 Fleer (as distinct from 2006 Fleer Tradition).
As it is, I had to use the Browse feature of COMC to “drill down” through 2006 Fleer sets and determine which set it comes from. At any rate, I’ve never seen these cards before, but now that I’ve got the one Met (and there are no Orioles) I need never be concerned with it again… Unless I decide to be a master collector of Jeff Francoeur.
I showed some 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Orioles in the last post, here’s a New York Met…
I really like it when card companies feature “second tier” Mets old-timers like Cleon Jones… It makes for a nice break from Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan (not that I don’t love those guys as well).
2013 Topps Spring Fever card of Nick Markakis… I don’t have a local card shop, much less a Topps Authorized shop that has these cards, so I don’t have many… or any… of these. Well, I have at least one.
There’s a petulant part of me that wants to ask Nick how his contract with the Braves is working out. I would imagine there are a sufficient number of disgruntled O’s fans already doing this through social media.
David Wright short print! This is very welcome, because I usually wait a while before tracking down short prints, hoping that the lessening demand will bring the prices down some.
The good thing about the Mets achieving respectability is that we get to see inserts featuring someone other than David Wright. The bad thing is that the short prints also go beyond David Wright, so it’s going to take me a while to track down these SP’s at a price that satisfies my cheap self.
1960-61 A&BC Footballers! Woooooooooooo!
Now I’ve got 7% of the set! Which is far better than 0%… I tried to research Peter McCall, and basically could only confirm that he played football in England. You’ve got to love this card, though. Pity my scan is washed out.
Here’s the back of this glorious card.
I guess it has something to do with the position he plays (I’m not really familiar with the positions involved in soccer), but I love the line about “Likes to have the occasional shot on goal”, as if there’s anybody on the pitch who says “Oh, man… Do I HAVE to take a shot on goal?”
Muchas gracias, Shane! As always, these are much appreciated!