When I turned 30, my dear friend Alan made me a great mix cd, stacked with soul records from 1971, the year I was born. "I Know You Got Soul,""Mr. Big Stuff,""Spanish Harlem,""Do the Funky Penguin,""A Natural Man," and one of my all-time favorite cuts, "Family Affair" are all featured. (For my 40th, maybe he'll make me a mix of the best rock n roll songs from that year. What would those records be?) Here is the cover art for the cd, including a card Alan made of me with my old moniker Al Dente (the back cover of the cd, looks like the back of an old card, but instead of stats, you get the track listing; it includes the tidbit, "Alex loves records," taken from an old Alex Johnson card). The picture of me was actually taken by Alan in Gravesend, Brooklyn in 1999. I'm wearing a t-shirt that my boy Javier brought back from the Dominican for me, "Sammy's 61," celebrating Sosa's monster 1998 season. The cup in my right hand is from Nathan's on Coney Island.
Can you name all the cards--even the bits and pieces--in this collage?