Grand Cards: Tigers Gallery Checklist: 2010 Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tigers Gallery Checklist: 2010 Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Has it been a year already? Last season I kicked off this feature--creating thumbnail galleries for Detroit Tigers team sets--with the 2009 Disabled American Veterans release. Well, they're back. I'd like to sincerely thank Stephen Burkett for reaching out to me and sending these cards unsolicited. I learned from the return address on his package, that he's behind ABS Sketch Cards, which you'll often see floating around on eBay. Heck, you can even contact him to commission a sketch card of any player you want! Thanks again Steve.

As for these cards, I'm very impressed (again) with what DAV has put together. In particular, they beat Topps to the punch on player selection with Avila, Kelly, Raburn and Coke--none of whom have 2010 Topps cards (yet). The design is like a non-chromey 2010 Finest and looks very nice. As an "oddball" set, these fit right into what I love about collecting, and given that they make them for many MLB and MiLB teams, are worth looking into for your own collection.

Base Set Simple and sweet. Cards with no parallels or inserts, just like the good ol' days:

#24 Alex Avila

#25 Austin Jackson

#26 Don Kelly

#27 Gates Brown

#28 Willie Horton

#29 Joel Zumaya

#30 Mario Impemba

#31 Phil Coke

#32 Rick Porcello

#33 Ryan Perry

#34 Ryan Raburn

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