I'll divide it into 2 posts. The first one will focus on non Blue Jays items and the second one...well, you do the math.
The box was filled (and I mean, crammed) with cards, along with some 94 O pee chee packs and a team bag with all those Kellogg's 3D cards. Those are amazing !
Just when you think it couldn't get any better Kellogg's wise, here's a fridge magnet commemorating the Champions du monde. Bravo les blue jays, as Tony says !
Great looking '52 Bowman !
Some more great vintage ! I don't know about baseball history as much as most of you guys, but is Andy Pafko known for something else than his condition sensitive '52 Topps card ?
Julie also always sends the best random cards :
I specifically asked her if she had that Biz First Pitch card, so thanks for remembering I needed it ! She managed to dug out another one alos, so yay
Julie knows I sell books for a living and that, well, I read a lot. So those two are appropriate. Though I'm not too sure about that Diary of a wimpy kid parody
The French Revolution ! I hope that people who are interested in history on't actually read the backs of A&G cards, as Topps doesn't exactly get their facts straight (or they misread the wikipedia page). It wasn't the working class who overthrew the Monarchy and the revolution ended in 1799, not with the execution of King Louis (that happened in January of 1793), but with the arrival of a certain Napoleon Bonaparte.
Completely random. And of course, perfect.
She knows I collect basketball cards sporadically. So she knows I'll always welcome a Jordan card. Especially in a baseball uniform. And to think of how he destroyed the competition from 96 to 98, good thing he stopped swinging at air. (ooooh, Air....another pun !)
The Michael Jordan of Baseball from 94 to 97
Gold Glovers project !
More gold glovers, this time, catchers. I had never seen those white bordered Gypsy Queen cards. They look ten thousand times better than the regular cards, they should stick to that design. And even that Prizm card looks nice. God knows I hate Prizm, but good job, it looks like a typical 90's insert (Leaf, anybody ?)
Three cards from Triple Play gold glovers
Maddux...hmm...what is the plural of Maddux ? Madduxs ? Madduxes ? I'll go with Madux cards, it's simpler. 90'sssssss !
Two-sports stars with not always stellar numbers but I mean, come on !
And finally, also included was a pack of 87 Sportsflics, with 3 cards + a couple of team cards. And well done, my friend, the two team cards are actually my two favorite teams.
I'll be back soon with the rest of a very, very fun trade !