Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Wizard of Oz Netted me Tribe Cards !

No, this has nothing to do with Ozzie Smith.

My wife loves the movie "The Wizard of Oz".

Cliff, over at the Phillies/Astros blog known as Capewood's Collections, is also a Facebook friend of mine.

He showed a Wizard of Oz  playbill, from a theater he went to, so I asked if he could get me an extra one for my wife. He was more than happy to send one and also included a stack of Indian cards !

Here are a few of my favorites :

This card is strange in so many ways.

First, the look on his face.
Playing "air guitar" on his kayak paddle.
I assume the black around his face and chin
 is part of his kayak gear.
The whole kayak outfit.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not making fun of the guy.
I'm sure you have to very physically fit, skillful and well trained to be a champion of his caliber.

Maybe if he was pictured with his craft......

All of the above is why I really like this card !

Cliff did include a wide variety of cards,
as you can see.

Here's Carlos Santana doing his
 catching and hitting things.
Next year they will have to add a third base action shot.

Talk about facial expressions !
Giambi is like, "Did I really hit it that far ?"

After all these years, I'm finally starting
 to really look at my cards ! 
I don't think I ever did that enough.

Now here are some serious looks.

Finally, a couple oldies, 1987 Fleer.
If the blue on Carmon Castillo's border
looks darker, it's because it is a glossy version.

And, one more time !!

Thanks Cliff, for the playbill and the great cards !


  1. Really that card is great in its weirdness!
    And is from my favourite A&G set.

  2. Hi Jack, I went through the cards you sent back. Some really nice stuff there. I'll have a post up next week. I'm not quite sure why I sent you the Eric Jackson card, but I'm glad I did.