i mentioned a few days ago that there have been (and continue to be) a number of rare-ish large patch steve garvey cards show up on the bay lately. i picked up two more for my collection, but the ones currently for sale are definitely priced out of reach.
this first one is from 2007 topps sterling, and features a 'big a' from a padres jersey
it comes from a 1984 padres jersey like this one below
in fact, it might just be this exact jersey.
the next one is from 2008 topps sterling
and features the 'p' from a different padres jersey like this one from 1987:
i once again went to photoshop to confirm the obvious:
unless those prices drop, these may well be the last of the sterling 1/1's i add to my collection, and if that is the case, they're not a bad note to end on.