I recently got my COMC Spring Cleaning box, and almost all of the cards were for either my 1955 Bowman set or my 1972 Topps set. There were just a few odds and ends otherwise, which I'm mainly showing here. It's been an incredibly hectic two weeks of work and of family life, so this post is a nice way to start to return to normalcy.
First up we have the best player not in the Hall of Fame, Dick Allen. I don't know all of Allen's cards, but I like his 1974 Topps a bit more than this, except that this has him back with the Phillies. I work in Philadelphia, and I think I'm going to tack this card to the wall of my office. Then, since my collection is about 98% pre-1994, I don't think I had any cards of Ichiro, so I wanted to pick up a couple. And I figured, why not with snowflakes? Makes as much sense to me as most modern cards.
Here's the other Ichiro I picked up, and also a Bucco, Francisco Cervelli, on this year's Heritage. This Ichiro is the only Archives card I own, as far as I know. I have a couple other Heritage that I picked up that I've shown before (Chad Kuhl and Josh Harrison). I'm not sure I understand what's supposed to be different between Heritage and Archives, but this Archives card looks and feels more like a baseball card to me, with the people in the background, and also with the look/texture of the card back (not pictured!). I don't expect to buy many of either Archives or Heritage in the future, but I guess I prefer Archives, even if I can't really tell what the difference is supposed to be.