At some point in 2008 (when he was still with the Marlins), Upper Deck decided it would be a good idea to make a trading card with a big swatch of jersey, and have the player sign that swatch. And so we have this:
I also picked these up for my autograph collection:
I picked up the first four cards as a set many years ago, but it's taken me nearly a decade of occasional searching to find all four cards from the 1992 issue - coincidentally all of them have been picked up in the past six months. And actually, the Lou Brock is sitting on COMC waiting to be shipped.
I also received my first Sportlots purchase today. I finished off my '11 Topps set (YAY!) while trying to complete the '99 Upper Deck set. I also picked up several 2006 Upper Deck cards (most of them coming from a second dealer).
There were only three horizontal cards in the lot. I do like the Branyan image, though it looks like Mo Vaughn is about to get into a fight. Overall, the cards I received lack the exciting imagery that people came to expect from Upper Deck.
The last thing I have to show you is this Barry Zito autograph. Hey, this post features two former A's who are now autographs, whose cards are signed by the A's! I picked this up fairly inexpensively, and it came as part of a lot. What else came from that lot? Well this stuff: