I'm back with another package from my Tradebait blowout. This package come from Johnny of Cards from the Quarry. I sent him a few nice Rockies hits and he sent over these cards.
I do like this Cal Ripken retired number patch though as it's one of the nicer manu-relics Topps has put out in recent years.
Another thing I hadn't noticed before was the blue sweat bands Nick and the mystery D-Backs 3rd sacker was wearing. Why were they both wearing blue ones? The only occasion that I could think of might have been Fathers Day. BINGO!
It was Sunday June 17th 2007. Nick doubled in the bottom of the eighth and stole 3rd and then scored on a Miguel Tejada groundout. The Orioles lost their 8th straight game that day 6 to 4.
So who was the mystery arm? None other than future (at the time) Oriole Mark Reynolds. He played the entire game at 3rd so it has to be his left arm.
Thanks Johnny for sending the cards so that I could go on 2 mini-rants and play mystery photo identification!