Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Cheer from BWTP!

Just before Christmas I received an envelope from Matt over at Bob Walk the Plank in exchange for the Christmas cards I sent him. I waited and opened it on Christmas morning with all the other presents under the tree. Let's see what Santa Matt included in my first ever envelope from him ...



Devin Mesoraco is always a great way to start off a trade pack, especially if they're hits. The Bat Kings card is really cool and I'm pretty sure it's the first bat relic I own. Here's hoping that he can have a bounce back year after hip surgery last season.



I never really though of myself as a Johnny Bench collector until recently as I somehow keep acquiring cards of the guy. The one with yellow on it appears to be some sort of Leaf insert or oddball, not exactly sure. The cardboard gods must be trying to persuade me to start up a Bench collection.



Finally, to close out this envelope, we've got Tony Perez. It's not just any Tony Perez card, no ... it's numbered 1/10. How cool is that! I know that's the first card I have numbered 1 out of anything. 

Thanks for the great cards Matt! We most definitely need to trade again soon.

5 comments:

  1. That Leaf card is in fact an insert based on the old Sportscaster cards of the 1970's. The originals were distributed in a subscription service, similar to magazines, and over-sized. They're amongst my favorite oddballs of all time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myKNZnnbd0k

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    1. Thanks for the info Tony. I can say that I've learned something new today!

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  2. Tony is correct about the Leaf card. I've owned that card for well over 10 years. Back when everyone was going auto/relic crazy in the early and mid 2000's I could score parallels for pennies on the dollar. At the height I had a full binder full, but since I've started blogging I've shipped most off in trades.

    Glad you enjoyed the cards and thanks for the nice write up.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks again for the cards. I'll have to get another pack out to you soon.

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  3. Matt is the man, that Leaf card is awesome

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