Saturday, April 9, 2016

SuperTraders #7: Play at the Plate

Sometimes, Twitter helps you get to know some people a little better, or overall, just be a bit friendlier with them than through typical blog comments. Brian from Play at the Plate is a guy I chat with on Twitter a good amount, especially when it comes to TTMs. I always enjoy getting a notification that Brian tagged me in a post, meaning there is likely a new TTM to go check out.

Luckily for me, he is also a SuperTrader. and sent a bunch of sweet cards my way from my heyday - the 90s and early 00s.

But first, he did a generous box break a few weeks ago, and lucky pulled this guy for me. It's a great shot of Pettitte before he delivers a pitch.
Yep, that's a pretty sweet relic #'d to 75.
I gotta say, I don't have any cards from this Topps Tek set. I did have some Tinos from 1998 and 1999, but I don't think I've ever even seen this set from 2000. Man, I love clearcuts.
This card is shiny overload, and I love it. It just reeks of the '90s, right?
I've never seen either of these Jeters either. I am currently putting all my Jeter cards in a pile to see how many I have. I'm going to guess around 500, but I literally have no clue. I can say with certainty that I did not have either of these, as I've never seen them. The Topps Gallery Masters is especially cool.
Fleer also put out a set every week in the late '90s. These are some of the nicer and less forgettable ones, called Fleer Brilliants. The blue, brilliant.
Here's a John Wetteland from a year when Topps Finest decided to confuse everyone.
And a Reggie and Donnie Baseball I enjoyed. I have no clue what the Mattingly is from. Donnie must have more oddballs than any other player.

Brian, thanks my friend. I owe you some sweet Rangers in return.


  1. You are very welcome. And don't short change that Pettite. It's out of 25 not 75. The Jackson is numbered too I think. Glad you liked the cards and they were new to you.

  2. I'm glad you enjoy when he tags you to share a TTM. He tags me to rub it in my face that he's more successful than I am. Brian is a jerk! hehehehe