In case you missed Part One, I displayed the 2012 Topps Retired Number and Historical Stitches manu-patches that I purchased on eBay last week. Part Two is all about the patches I actually pulled myself, from the five blasters of Series 1 and Series 2 that I bought online. Of the five, there's only one that I want to keep. And that's just because Hank Aaron is badass:
Hank's Brewers years are largely forgotten, and for good reason. It was like Willie Mays returning to New York for the Mets, or Babe Ruth playing for the Boston Braves. Going back to the town where you started your big league career sounds good in theory, but it rarely works out. Right, Junior?
Still, the Hammer played for the Brewers for effectively a season and a half, and they still retired his number. Respect.
Now for the ones that I am looking to move. The list of Retired Number cards I'm collecting is at the bottom of these lovely pictures. I am entertaining all offers. Yankees, Twins and Blue Jays fans especially, I'm looking at you:
Now, here are the ones I want to collect, and the ones I already have:
Cal Ripken Jr.
(I must say, I'm a bit annoyed, because the only other retired #8 in baseball is Carl Yastrzemski, and Topps didn't do a patch for him, just one of the Historical Stitches. Y U H8 ME TOPPS?!?)
Historical Stitches (sigh)
Ken Griffey Jr.
Yes, I need these three Historical Stitches cards for my PCs. My preference, of course is for retired number cards, but if you have one of these cards and want to trade it for the Mattingly or Molitor, I'm up for it.