Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday Afternoon Miscellany

A @CrackinWax #CrackinWaxMailDay and @pennysleeves walk into a blog. Plus an announcement. 

It's time to make some room on my desk and take care of a few things at once. First up is last week's box break results from our old pals at Crackin' Wax.

I bought into a few modern Donruss breaks and managed to land my first (ever?) "Carolina Blue" parallel card. It looks sort of weird on a Cardinal, but isn't the worst look overall. I feel like this design would go well with some Charlotte Hornets cards, though.

As one of my random teams, I ended up with a trio of Shock (?) parallels from a 2018 Donruss Optic megabox. I haven't sent Rangers cards to anyone in quite awhile, so feel free to reach out if these strike your fancy.

The big pull of the week was this Christian Yelich Father's Day parallel. It's not in perfect shape as you can probably see by the scan, but it's a decent card overall. It's up for grabs as well, especially since the corner damage is going to keep me from even entertaining the idea of selling it online.

Next up is a pair of cards from our old pal Jon at A Penny Sleeve for Your Thoughts. (Everyone is my old pal today, apparently.) I claimed a bent-in-half 1969 Ray Washburn from one of his famous Free Stuff Friday posts (more on this later!) awhile back, as my pre-1979 Cardinals needs are as numerous as they are pathetic. Also, I like beat up old cards. Fine.

A wild Gerald Henderson, in considerably better shaped and stamped with some numbers managed to hitch along for the ride. Great stuff, as always, from Jon!

Finally, the announcement... if you've made it this far, that is. Free Stuff Friday is coming to Cards on Cards. Yes, mere months after everyone else on every other blog around the (internet) sun has done it, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring. The format here will deviate a bit from the usual "scan a few nine pocket pages of cards and let people have at 'em", however. I have a few bigger issues to tackle here and I'm hoping you'll check it out, starting this Friday at some undetermined point during the day.


The Diamond King said...

Yeehaw! Looking forward to it!

Chris said...

I like Optic cards in general but Panini/Donruss needs to cut back on the gimmicks. The Yelich card is a nickname variation and a Father's day parallel? Sheesh.

Looking forward to your Free Stuff Friday post. I've already received lots of great cards from you so I won't claim anything unless your offerings are something I really need. But I'll watch the herd rumble over here from afar, lol.

OhioTim said...

Hey, I cannot find your email address. I wanted to thank you for the awesome shipment of cards. I received them yesterday, but I did have a question for you. Could you please email me at steeltim120276 (at) gmail (dot) com

hockey kazi said...

Can't wait until Friday.

Bo said...

I did not even think to look at your vintage needs because I figured you would be largely set there. I'll take a look and see what I can find for you.

Fuji said...

That Washburn looks fantastic especially for being bent in half.

Jon said...

Even if there's nothing for me personally, it'll still be really great to have you on board the FSF train!