Monday, April 27, 2015

Shiny, Sexy and Dirty

Over the past couple of weeks I've received some great cards from fellow bloggers.  You know those guys (or gals in some cases), the ones that take the time out to look at your gigantic want lists and dig through dime boxes at card shows, or through their own personal collections and say "I know he needs this one....".

Max from the Starting Nine blog always sends me some great stuff.  And while I couldn't use the serial numbered card he sent me (sorry Max, the Mets were already completed), there were a handful of shiny cards that were in need of a good home.

what I love is that the range of years of this lot isn't just from the past couple of years, it goes all the way back to '96 (Ultra Gold Medallion of Paul Quantrill), hits the 2003-2006 range (Myers, Delgado and Wells) and finally pulls up to more modern stuff (Bautista). 

Max always makes sure to add a couple of hockey cards into any envelope that he sends me, just to ensure that the envelope is "well rounded"

The original email that Max sent me a while back centered around the "Jo Sakic" card on the left.  No E, yikes.  I do like the Goodwin Champions cards, and the Mike Gartner on the right will go nicely into my Maple Leafs collection, which sadly has been ignored lately. 

Speaking of Maple Leaf cards, Zach from the Underdog Card Collector sent me an autograph card of a player I'd never heard of before.

How many of you noticed the signature??

Malorie Mackey seems to wield a goalie stick in the photo, but nowhere on the card are any goalie pads to be found....

Yes, I had to scan the back to ensure that the gentleman readers knew that Ms. Malorie looked as good going as she does coming.

(if you need to pause for a few moments, please do so)

Speaking of dirty, I also received this Jose Reyes Opening Day insert as well.  The hit the dirt inserts are quickly becoming one of my favorite inserts of 2015 (not that I have many).

I was also sent the R.A. Dickey and Jose Bautista cards from Opening Day, reminding me that I need to get that want list updated with the Heritage and Opening Day sets.

Gentlemen, thank you both for the cards, they are really appreciated!!!

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome Greg, glad to be of service to the blogging community

  2. She is probably good enough to play on the 3rd line of the Maple Leafs!

    1. sad part is Matt, you're probably right

  3. I had to do a double-take on the Mackey card. I would have sworn it said HOKEY, but alas it was indeed hockey.

  4. Well, no amount of cards I sent could possibly compete with that Bench Warmer card. I am a sucker for a gal in hockey gear.

    And I know you finished the Mets for the insanity set - BUT just in case in the mad scramble at then end a few numbers and teams need to be adjusted, you have a little wiggle room. That or I just forgot that it was only 30 cards per team. But I'll go with that first part anyway, yeah, that's the ticket.

    1. Point taken, I'll keep it in the reserve area, just in case.

      Thanks again Max...great stuff as always

  5. Hahaha! Great comments: LMAO @ Night Owl, Matt, Robert @ Matt, Julie, and jacobmrley...she's undoubtedly a most unknown, most *desirable* "player"! Ha.

    Glad she made it to you, Robert. Always striving to maintain some semblance of creativity with the PWE.

    ...never noticed that it was autographed before...

    ; )