I think I've gotten about all the posts from the Tristar card show that I'm going to get after this. I got a plastic box containing 35 Roy Oswalt cards from one of the dealers for $7.00. That works out to 20 cents/card. Since most of these cards are higher end cards, I think I did pretty good. I took a quick look at them and figured there were enough there that I needed. In fact, I needed 18 of them, just over half. If anyone want's to trade for Oswalts, let me know. I'm not going to do much more than just present these cards. They are all from 2002-2007. If you were away from card collecting during that time, you missed what was probably the most prolific period of card production ever. I don't think we'll see anything like it anytime soon.
2002 Bowman's Best #83My first card from this set.
2003 Absolute Memorabilia #23
2003 Fleer Authentix #72
2003 Hot Prospects #42
Oswalt wasn't a prospect anymore in 2003, but neither were most of the players featured in this set from Fleer.
2003 Splendid Splinters #46
2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #108
I also picked up the non-extra edition card. It looks exactly like this except it doesn't say Extra Edition on it. Just one of the ways the card companies (especially Donruss) got you to spend more money.
2004 Donruss World Series #84
2004 Leather & Lumber #64
2004 SP Authentic #29
2004 Studio #93
I was always partial to the Studio set. This year the cards featured the player posed against a backdrop of their team's city skyline.
2004 Throwback Threads #89
2004 Upper Deck Etchings #33
This is only the second of these I have. The other is fellow Astro Roger Clemens.
2005 Donruss #211
2005 Leaf Certified Materials #60
2005 Studio #138
Also set against Houston's skyline, just like last year.
2005 Zenith #47
2006 Topps #575
You'd think I'd have all the Astros Topps cards, wouldn't you? But apparently, I didn't.
2007 Fleer #44
A once proud brand reduced by Upper Deck to this bland design.