Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New to my eyes

Even if I'm still missing hundreds of Tino cards, it's rare that I see one I've never seen. Of the ones I don't have, many are parallels or high-end cards I've seen on eBay. It's not often when one pops up that I haven't seen.

Ryan over at Ryan's Pitch shot me a PWE this past week, and in it was a single card. Not just any single card. A Tino I don't recall ever seeing!
This card is from the 1999/2000 Topps MVP Promotion. Apparently Topps had a promotion where they named an MVP each week during the '99 season, and you could exchange the parallel (if you had it) for a special set. I believe that this card is from the redemption set.

It highlights Tino's big week of June 27th, 1999. He was 13 for 26 with 3 HRs and 11 RBIs, as the Yanks went 6-0 in Tampa and Baltimore. Not a bad week at all, and easy to see why he was the Topps MVP for that week.

Ryan, my man, thank you for thinking of me. This was a true surprise.

1 comment:

  1. That is pretty neat. I've never seen that either.