I was once again, and for the fourth time in a month, the lucky recipient of a great package from Brian. As usual, there was a little bit of everything : Blue Jays, Gold glovers, random packs of cards and, this time, a healthy chunk of Kirby Puckett cards. Because, even though Brian is a fervent Kirby collector, he had some duplicates sent his way that he could forward to me (and I know that TJ won't mind !). Is there some kind of code for that, by the way ? Is it ok to send away some cards that have been sent your way in the first place ? It's probably a little silly, but I see cards that are sent to me as gifts. Is it ok to regift, in the blogosphere ? I have no problems doing it with duplicates, but otherwise, I don't know...I probably ask myself way too many questions.
For example, Julie sent me two Mascot cards that I like a lot. But the other day, I saw on The junior Junkie's blog that those mascots actually took part in his Wallet card madness. So naturally, I want to forward them to him. Maybe I should write a Shakespearean play about all this.
This, as we're used by now with Heritage, is a shot print. Just because they decided to.
It's strange because I already have a Tier one Adam Lind auto from 2012. Also numbered out of 399. Except it's not the same photo. I don't really see the point, but I'm still happy to add that one, as I really love how they look.
Another auto and a nice swatch card from one of my favorite Blue jays, so yay.
I had to look it up, but the Hoffman on the right is from the Bringing back bowman 89 insert set. My question is simple : why ? That's one shiny card though !
An Olerud boxed set I was missing, and that Jimmy Key is from the Opening Day set. I had no idea those existed. Every day, I learn a tiny bit more...
Adding that Gold glovers PC may have been my best idea ever. I love adding all those non-Blue jays cards of great players. Plus, since I never really collected them, I hardly have any, so don't hesitate to send me everything you got, even junk-wise ! (not that there's any junk there, of course)
The main portion were those Kirby Pucketts. I didn't have any of these. I should really try to complete the Black Gold sets.
More 90s greatness.
That card is so perfect, I won't even try to describe it.
You know what ? Topps Bigs is actually starting to grow on me (no pun intended). At first, I thought the second one was from a throwback issue from the 2000s. But nope, it's 1990 Score. I should've known, as I have the Bo Jackson from that subset.
Also included in the package, along with a few 8 pocket pages for my oversized horizontal cards (thanks a lot for providing those !), were a couple of 1995 UD Minor league packs. The classic 95 design along with the solid UD photography of the time. What's not to love ? Plus, though I don't follow the minors, at least with hindsight I can tell who finally made it or not.
A Durham hot pack ! Beautiful stadium shot, and a solid player.
A couple of players who made it in the big leagues. Granted, one had "slightly" better offensive numbers than the other...
When I saw the packs, the first thing that popped to my mind was the Jordan card. I saw it on Brian's blog and thought it looked perfect. The second card I really wanted was this one. I mean, look at that name. Turns out he's really called Wonderful Terrific Monds III. Talk about a lineage !
Thanks again for the cards, Brian, I really need to find a way to get Twins cards to France much quicker, so I can send them back to you and even things up !