Show and Tell #80: Magic From Orioles Magic

I received these cards from Ryan of The Great Orioles Autograph Project...when I get an e-mail telling me that someone has cards to send to send you never quite know what I'm going to get. I prefer doing blind trades and so cracking open that package to see what's inside is like a mini-Christmas morning for me. Well, I was nearly as happy as this kid when I opened Ryan's trade package...he sent a great group of cards many of which I didn't have. Here are some of the highlights:

What better artifact from the past is there than the phone card?

1995 Classic Kirby Puckett Phone Card

Ryan also sent along some random Kirby-s that I didn't have yet.

1995 Score Summit Edition #32 Kirby Puckett
1995 Topps Stadium Club #518 Kirby Puckett
1995 Upper Deck Predictor #R14 Kirby Puckett

Although I'm a Matt Williams collector I never knew that he used to be married to the actress Michelle Johnson. For those of you out there unfamiliar with Michelle's "body" of work, my I suggest the movie Blame It On Rio...which also has some memorable Demi Moore scenes.

2000 Pacific Crown Royale #10 Matt Williams
1991 Score #189 Matt Williams

Sure, Ken Griffey Jr. is probably the best Rated Rookie ever but these Rated Rookies are certainly no slouches.

1992 Donruss #406 Jim Thome
1992 Donruss #415 Reggie Sanders
1991 Donruss #430 Mo Vaughn
1989 Donruss #31 Gary Sheffield
1993 Donruss #176 Tim Salmon