All the cards below came from my buddy Mike at Tromp's Sportscards. They pretty much all fall into the "impulse purchase" category, but are some interesting additions to the collection.
And closing out the fun, the ageless wonder, Mr. Bruce Chen. If any newer collectors need some perspective on how fickle the prospect game is, Chen made the BA Top 100 3 times, clocking in as the #4 prospect in the game in 1999. Yes, you read that right. Fourth best prospect. In the game of baseball. Bruce Chen.
Since reaching the bigs at 21, Chen has gone on to have a surprisingly lengthy major league career. In the early 2000's, it looked like he was bound to be out of baseball within a few years. Obviously his performance in Kansas City is a far cry from #4 prospect status, and he certainly didn't live up to the billing of joining Atlanta's killer rotation in the late 90's. But 1999 UD MVP Pro Signs are one of my favorite 90's auto designs. I busted a ton those packs (or what seemed like a ton at 12) back in the day, but never came close to hitting an auto. For a dollar, now I have one.