Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blogger generosity puts a smile on my face

I've spoken on this topic a few times before.  Sometimes there is nothing better than coming home from work and finding a totally unexpected envelope waiting for you.  Today was one of those days.

A totally unexpected surprise arrived from across the pond, in the form of an envelope from Martyn at the Arbitrary Crap blog.  Across the blue from out of the blue you could say.

Martyn has followed my progress on the insanity set project, and sent me a few more cards to put another dent into the wantlist.  There was one card, however, that really put a smile on my face.

Now I'm sure you all think that I've gone off the deep end here.  You're probably thinking why a Blue Jays fan would be ecstatic about a Red Sox card.  Check out the back:

The serial number is in the lower left.  #5!!!  I've been trying to find a #5 serial numbered card for quite a while now, and here it lands right in my lap.  What does this mean you ask?

Page 1 is finally done.  I now have all the single numbered serial #'s, and can finally show off a binder page towards the set.

It's funny, because I thought the lower serial #'s were going to be the most difficult to pick up, and here I finally complete a page towards the set and it's the single digits.   Great stuff.  ( I love the Torrealba card at #9 in the lower right by the way)

In the envelope there were other cards as well, 7 more as a matter of fact.  Martyn took the time to hit some teams that were starting to lag behind the others in terms of card count (Rockies and Twins to name 2).

Martyn, thank you again for the cards!  Rest assured they really did put a smile on my face.

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Glad you finally have a page filled. It looks great. Hope the rest fill up shortly!

  2. First off, congrats on the completed page...always exciting.

    And, if you think about it, having the first page full makes the most sense to have done first. No matter how many numbers are in a series, they all start with 1 - so there are more cards with the low serial numbers. I can understand the perceived difficulty that people would give up those cards, but it seems the blogosphere has come through.

    Have I mentioned that I love this crazy set of yours?

  3. I have a better #1 for you if you want to switch it out.