The first card I'm showing is a 1996 or '97 Topps Outfield Power/Mystery Facts Albert Belle:
This thing is so shiny and new, Topps listed all of the patents it holds to the technology involved on the back in their 'copyright' area! It is one shiny duuude! The Mystery Facts on the back show a thumbnail image of three players, next to which is a piece of trivia in which you are supposed to try and figure out who the player is. This card features M16 (Griffey Jr), M17 (Belle himself), and M18 (I have no idea, some Rockies guy: "My Three-run HR in the 11th, the first of many I'd hit in 1996, gave the Rockies their first win in their Coors Field christening."). If you can answer the question correctly, I'll send you a prize. Seriously!
Next up is a Hafner/Sizemore UD Cut from the same cloth serially-numbered card (132/149):
This is one sweet card: two of my favorite current Tribers, serial number, just the right amount of shininess. Excellent stuff!!
The final card is one that Max told me he was sending. His description could not prepare me for the coolness factor of this card!
To top it off, the card came in a screw-down. Not just any old screw-down case, though. This one is MAGNETIC. I have never seen one of these and I have to say, it is a genius piece of craftsmanship - a screwdown without the screw! Someone needs to tell toy manufacturers about this one - get rid of those pesky screws we parents have to try to mind microscopic drivers for!
Mad Max, THANK YOU for these great cards!!