I've been cleaning up my external hard drive, which largely consists of digging through a bunch of unsorted image folders. That includes scans of some cards I haven't really given a second thought to in years. So enjoy the trip as I take a stroll down memory lane.
I pulled this Troy Patton auto from a blaster around when the product released. It seems like a long, long time ago - and obviously my collecting interests were completely different.
Patton never really lived up to the hype as a top prospect, moving to the pen after a rapid rise through the minors. Still, he's turned in to a solid reliever for the Orioles. But geeze, I really did hate the red/black color scheme the Astros had for the 00's. I'm glad to see it gone.