Monday, January 20, 2014
Plain White E's
I received a few letters in the mail. The letters contained sports cards. These are their stories.
Newish blog View from the SkyBox put out a call for mailing addresses around the holidays, and I was happy to provide one. I received a nice little Forever stamp's worth of Cardinals cards, my favorite of which is this Smilin' Sonny Siebert card. I had the mini version, but I am not sure if I had the regular version. And now I certainly do. Worth noting: View from the SkyBox is putting on a huge charity group break to help benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. My budget is unfortunately very tiny at the moment, but it sounds like a great cause and is worth checking out.
Friend of the blog The Junior Junkie recently celebrated, who else, but Junior himself by sending out some cards to those who were paying attention. I snagged this slick Stan Musial insert along with a couple of cards that will go into the trade bait vaults.
Finally, I got a pair of Making Their Mark inserts from Thorzul Will Rule as part of his annual Trade Me Anything feature.
Interestingly enough, even though I participate every year, I kind of forgot that one of the points of the whole thing is to trade off some of that excess Topps Update set. If anyone out there is still working on 2013 Topps Update (especially the base set), drop me a line or whatever the electronic equivalent of that phrase is.