I'll be honest, I'm still surprised that the Kansas City Royals made it to the World Series last year. As a baseball purist and National League fan one would assume that I would have cheered for San Francisco during that series. But no, I was in Kansas City's corner because it had been so long since they were crowned champs compared to the Giants. While looking for cards to complete my Album of Amazing project, I stumbled upon this 2003 Studio Michael Tucker card. There really are a variety of great Royals cards out there to grab even if you're not a fan of the franchise. I've always been a huge fan of Studio cards and I'm still sad that they're no longer being produced. If Panini were to revive the brand I don't think I could find myself chasing the cards. While I have been purchasing Panini cards of Pete Rose to fill my PC of the Hit King, I can't chase a set that's completely null and void of team logos. It just wouldn't be the same. I am glad to add this fine "original" studio specimen to my album.