I decided that each part of my collection cannot have more than one page. The cards must fit into a regulation page as far as height and width but I am taking liberties with how thick some of the cards are.
The third page is made up of non-Brave, non-George Brett baseball cards.
1909 T206 Rube Geyer
This card has to be included because it is my oldest baseball cards and is from one of the great sets. This one has the common Piedmont back. I got it at a pawn shop for $3. For those of you who may be unaware, cards of all types were packaged with cigarettes in the late 19th and early to mid 20th century.
1968 Topps Game #8
Topps Game cards were inserted in 1968 packs. This is my favorite one because it is an all-time great plus it is a Home Run. This is one of the sets I'm trying to complete.
This is Bobby Cox's rookie card and was his only main-stream card as a player. This card is here because it beats out any of his Braves manager cards.
1969 Topps Deckle Edge
This is from another of the insert sets I'm trying to complete. I'm much closer to completing this one than the 1968 Topps Game with only 11 cards needed.
1984 Fleer #358
I'm slowly putting together a Joe Simpson player collection. It is definitely not breaking the bank as the cards are all commons except for his rookie card with Pedro Guerrero. Joe is in the page representing the Braves television crew.
1987 Donruss #36
Greg Maddux's rookie card. This one is in here representing the Braves Hall of Fame pitchers from the 1990's. Why this card over Glavine or Smoltz? The awesome mustache.
1989 Topps #573
If you don't know the story of Jim Abbott please look it up right now. He was a major league pitcher with one hand and threw a no-hitter in 1993. In his only year in the National League he had 2 hits. Contemplate that for a while. This is the only card I have of a baseball player in a University of Michigan uniform so it serves double duty in my collection.
2000 Royal Rookies #6
Royal Rookies was an odd-ball minor league set that really didn't go anywhere but it did include Miguel Cabrera. This card is a little busy but I still love it. The back states that Miguel was the #11 prospect in the Marlins organization in 2000. Ranked a little low maybe? #1 was AJ Burnett, #2 was Josh Beckett and #4 was Brad Penny so the Marlins were pretty loaded with prospects in 2000 and Miguel was young. The next year he was up to #3 on the list. With no actual Tigers cards in the page Miguel represents my favorite American League team.
2012 Topps Archives Autographs
During the game described in my previous George Brett post I saw Willie hit a triple. I have never seen a man run faster at a live sporting event before or since. This includes being at the US Track and Field trials in Atlanta in 1996. It was simply amazing.