Monday, February 17, 2014

All the Ginter, All the Heritage


More huge piles of cards means more huge piles of cards for me to sort.

Howard has struck again. Tonight I'm going to show off just a few cards from the first of several huge packages I've received from the man in the past couple of months. I put out a (late) call for Allen & Ginter cards last year and he was the first person to really put a dent in my want list. It was more like a mortar bomb, to be honest. This was finally the year that broke me, where I barely bought any packs or boxes of Ginter and have relied almost exclusively on fellow internet card collectors and some Listia auctions to go about putting together the set. And while I have more base card needs from this year than each of the past five years worth of sets, I'm glad I was at least able to do some good and get a bunch of extras out of someone else's home for a change.


It's a fancy lady in a fancy hat. I'm not much for royalty, so I'm always completely out of my element when people bring up the royals. Beatrix was the Queen of Netherlands, however, so I'm guessing she managed to keep herself out of the tabloids for the most part.


I can see them, man. Can't you? They're controlling our minds. And our weather. You know why it's been so cold? Chemtrails. You know why the US hasn't won more gold medals in the Winter Olympics? Chemtrails. You know why water just doesn't taste as good as it used to? Chemtrails.


This is a great looking black mini to go with The Big Hurt's uniform colors. It wouldn't have looked nearly as nice if he was shown with one of the teams he played for in later years like Oakland or Toronto.


I like that we are collecting cards of castles. You don't find this in other sets.


"So a Greek walks into a bar and..."


I decided not to scan any boring old white Heritage cards, opting for some blue ones instead. It seems like there's a million Dodgers-loving card collectors out there, so I'm probably driving everyone crazy by picking this card to show off.


And then there's this guy. He was born in the '90s, but is already starting to look like he could be someone's uncle. Yikes! At least he'll (someday) have that huge pile of money to swim around in.

1 comment:

Jinxo56 said...

I am glad you liked the cards. My goal for this year is to get rid of at least half of the junk that I have accumulated. Most of the late 80's cards are going to Salvation Army.