Another great and unexpected bubble mailer arrived today, this one from multi-blogger P-Town Tom, who was gracious enough to send me a handful of serial numbered cards.
Richie was a 4th round pick of the Cubs in 2003 out of FSU. When this card was released in 2004, he'd only appeared for part of a season in A ball for the Lansing Lugnuts (love that name). Tony progressed as high as AAA ball in 2008 before calling it a career. This card is serial #'d 671 in case you were wondering.
Tom was more than gracious enough to spare this horizontal beauty of Marlon Byrd sliding into home plate. If I'm guessing correctly, he is trying to take out John Buck at home plate. Byrd is serial numbered 587, and these 4 cards bring the Cubs total up to an even 40.
This next card cost me about 15 minutes of my evening, and it wasn't to get some Pie either.
This card is serial numbered 875. It also made me look like an idiot (like I needed any help with that...right??). I go through the spreadsheet, and there's already a card in that spot. I check the binder to make sure. Yep, 875 is there.
The next 15 minutes are spent comparing the spreadsheet with the want list on the blog page. I probably deleted about a dozen numbers, and actually had to add a couple back.
Hopefully the want list is up to date now. I do know that I now have 1130 out of the 1500 cards needed, just 370 to go. That is until I receive the next duplicate that is my fault because I don't know how to properly maintain a want list.
Tom, thank you for the cards, they are greatly appreciated!! I am grateful that you paid Wes' hospitality forward.
thanks for reading, Robert