But back in mid 90's, I remember busting packs of Donruss baseball, football, and hockey products in search of their Press Proofs. And every time I found one, it felt like I struck gold. Or in the case of this particular card... it felt like I struck silver:
1997 Donruss Silver Press Proof #133
Back then, there's a chance that I didn't even know who Mariano Rivera was. Looking back at his career, 1997 was his breakout season and the first year he made the all-star team.
But I can assure you, that this card was quickly pulled from the pack and inserted into a penny sleeve and top loader, due to its relative scarcity of being only 1 of 2,000.
Fast forward sixteen years and you have this not so rare parallel of the best closer to play the game.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!