That's when it hit me. It's time to do something with them. Individually, they're cool. However when you combine them together along with a memorabilia card, they become something cooler. They become a Sports Card Trifecta.
Today's trifecta is of newly elected 1st ballot hall of famer... Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez:
Autograph: 1998 Donruss Signature Millennium Marks #NNO
I love me some 90's Leaf and Donruss Signatures autographs. They're on-card and since they produced a ton of this stuff... they're pretty affordable. I picked this card up for $11.34 off of COMC two years ago, which seems like a steal considering he's one of the greatest catchers I've had the privilege of watching play.
Rookie Card: 1991 Topps Traded #101T
Memorabilia Card: 2001 UD MVP Souvenir Gloves
Rounding out the trifecta is a card from one of my favorite memorabilia sets. If you're tired of the same old white swatch of jersey, then I totally recommend one of these game-used batting glove cards. Back in the day, these were pretty tough pulls, but the good news is they're very affordable nowadays.
Well there you have it. Let's wrap things up with three questions...
Who's the greatest defensive catcher you've had the pleasure of watching play?
Who's your favorite catcher of all-time?
If you were the general manager of a MLB team and could have any current catcher on your roster, who would you choose?
I look forward to reading your responses. Happy Tuesday and sayonara!