Saturday, August 29, 2009

Double card arrival from White Sox Cards and Carl Crawford Cards

This blog normally focuses on vintage cards, 1980 and earlier, but that's not the whole story of my type collection. At the binder's far end resides about 100 newer #5s, including Fleers, Donrusses, and other, shinier issues. Prolific blog White Sox Cards added to that total earlier this month with 4 more!

I know the middle two players well, but definitely hadn't seen the Coolbaugh or Calderon cards before. (Few players show up without a hat, so Ivan's 1991 Classic stands out from the crowd.) The package also included a bunch of Seattle Mariners, my hometown team from 1979 - 1999, wootwootwoot. Can they stay in the wild card hunt this year? If only the Red Sox played all of their remaining games against the Yankees and Seattle got the pre-Wild Thing Cleveland Indians from Major League...

The second arrival's also very cool, a "Holy Firetruck!" prize winning from Carl Crawford Cards. The blog recently ran a contest to win some autographed Virgil "Fire" Trucks cards and I came away with the pictured 1950 Bowman. Yesyesyes!

When I featured CCC as a type site, the post highlighted a 1976 Topps #66 Buddy and Gus Bell card. Sure enough, his envelope included the same card as a bonus.

Thanks for all of the above, guys!

1 comment:

Steve Gierman said...

Glad they arrived safely!