Over the weekend I received my latest package of cards, this time from Beckett Marketplace seller Southpaw Cards, a seller I have bought a number of cards from over the years. They specialize in parallels and oddballs.
These cards have a distinct theme in that each card has text in languages other than English. Actually three of the cards have both English and another language with only one card solely in a different language.
The second card is the 1999 Bowman Chrome International Refractor. It is definitely my favorite card from this package. The refractor aspect really pops with the picture from Alomar's home of Puerto Rico. The card is also numbered out of just 100. The text on the back is all in Spanish.
The third card is a Panini French sticker and feature French text as well as English on the back. Other than the text on the back, this card is exactly like the non-French sticker I already had.
Finally, the fourth card is another Panini French sticker, this time it is a Guessing Game card with a small picture of Alomar, cutting off his head, as a hint to a trivia question. Yes, Alomar was an All Star in 1991 despite driving in just seven runs. It is an example of fan balloting gone bad. He did not deserve the All Star berth that year.
1. 4/5 previously achieved.
2. Six to go!
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4. No progress.