The blogosphere being what it is and Richard being who he his, he couldn't help but look at my want list in search of numbers for me to cross out. A few days later, the jetstream brought a package in my mailbox.
He sent me those Halladay cards, just in case I might need them. Well, I do. So yay. Bowman Heritage is one of the few Bowman products I tolerate, matter of fact.
My very first O-Pee-Chee that don't simply use the Topps design from the corresponding year. Not exactly a home run in terms of design, but at least, they tried something !
I'll never grow tired of those silver (and gold) signature parallels. And the Olerud and White cards are great cards, regardless of who they play for.
Considering how much I love those 3 sets, and that 93-94 were the years I was the most active on the hobby front, it's amazing that I'm still missing some Blue Jays cards (and how could I not have that Alomar?). I only have one missing from each, I believe, not counting first day issues, electric diamonds, inserts and gold holograms.
More card needs. I only had one single '84 card. I now have 18. It doesn't feel as lonely anymore. That Delgado Bowman is great, I miss Fleer Metal, and look how young Shawn Green looks !
My want list doesn't include anything between 99 and 2012 (haven't had the time to do so yet). I did put my 2013 needs, so here comes Topps ! Though I understand the concept of Opening day sets, why on earth do they use the same design and photos as flagship ? What's the point ? I'm glad I'm missing so many cards from the last 20 years, it'd drive me crazy if I had to focus on modern issues.
And finally, Richard doubled my 2013 Heritage Blue Jays cards.Heritage has its detractors, but I really like them a lot.
Another trade in the books, another stack to sort.At least it'll go down once I find a whole bunch of Joe Carter cards to send his way. They're coming, I promise !