Israel Alcantara had some decent minor league numbers but will always be remembered for kicking a catcher in the chest protector just before charging the mound.
The Roger Clemens Aces card is one of those cards I knew about for years but either could not find or could not afford. Now I finally have it. There are a few more like that in here.
The major reason I love Conlon cards is the player selection. The 1920's were a miserable decade for the Red Sox, bereft of stars. It is nice to be able to find cards of players from that decade. Val Picinich is one of those players you likely will not see anywhere else.
I love the hockey style catchers' masks. Unfortunately very few Red Sox catchers wore them. That is why I like this Creighton Gubanich card. Incidentally, his only home run was a grand slam and it was his first hit.
I always wanted this Mark Loretta All Star relic. I just never got around to getting it.
Pedro Martinez's older brother Ramon makes an appearance here with a refractor.
Mark Whiten's Red Sox stint was very short and he managed to complain his way out of Boston in record time.
I love this Dave Valle picture. He also had a very short stint in Boston, but has a number of nice-looking cards regardless.
This John Valentin card borders on obscene.
I had a Manny Ramirez card with the Indians like this awesome Pacific insert of Nomar Garciaparra. I sold it a long time ago, but now I have the Nomar.
John Wasdin was acquired from the Athletics for Jose Canseco in a trade that did not work out well. He gained the nickname Way Back Wasdin for reasons that do not need further explanation.
I love Hideo Nomo cards with the Red Sox. There will be a number here.
Wily Mo Pena hit the longest home run I have seen in person in a game against the Royals in 2006. The ball came within a few feet of completely leaving the Royals stadium.
I like the multiple exposure shots. There have not been a ton of Red Sox with that effect, which is whty I added this Classic Roger Clemens.
Johnny Damon is here showing bunt.
I loved Diamond Kings, so I had to add this Koji Uehara.
Denny's hologram cards were very underrated in my mind. This Ellis Burks card is the last of the Denny's cards I needed for my Red Sox collection.
The Crown Contenders Clemens card is another one that I have wanted for years.
This is one of the rare moments where Ted Williams looked like he was having a good time.
I am creeping along to get all of the Diamond Kings inserts. I still need the 1996 Mo Vaughn.
Sang-Hoon Lee was a short-lived experiment. Dan Duquette was obsessed with trying to find talent in Asia. Unfortunately none of the pitchers he brought over turned into stars and only Tomo Ohka and Sun Woo Kim made it as Major Leaguers for any real amount of time.
Another Conlon 1920's player here with Ken Williams who was a pretty good hitter.
I have wanted the Ted Williams pitching card for a long time and I finally managed to get it.
Mookie Betts is on fire in Spring Training. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite players.
So there you have it. A massive influx of cards for my Red Sox collection. Easily one of the largest buys I have ever made.