I don't know if I've ever scanned as much for a post as I did with the 2nd half of the great envelope that Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown sent me.
12 scans! What was I thinking. I might have to go on the DL with scanner's elbow...
All kidding aside, Gavin did a great job at knocking a bunch of Blue Jays off the want list.
A 6 pack of Heritage, including 3 high numbers! There was actually 8 cards total in the Heritage portion, leaving me with just a couple more Bautista high number versions to go.
There were 7 '99 Bowman cards in the lot, Vernon Wells didn't make the cut because he appears later on.
There were just 5 2000 Bowman cards, so I threw in a 2000 Topps Chrome Tony Fernandez to make the scan a little more even.
A couple of '85 Fleer Limited Editions that I thought I already had, but didn't. The 9 of Spades represented by Tom Candiotti is also new to the collection.
Told you Vernon would show up later, as part of a duo of '06 Fleer Showcase cards. This is just the start of the Roy Halladay cards.
A little Gold Label for you. Sorry drinkers, no Red or Blue Labels here...
1998 Best Billy Koch autograph! I believe it's the first minor league auto card of a Blue Jay that I own. It's already on the Just the Hits--Blue Jays page.
This next one was even better..
2004 Topps Chrome Dave Stieb autograph!! My favorite all time Blue Jays pitcher, I now have 2 copies of this card, and wouldn't mind owning more. Shame on me for not adding the other one I had to the hits page before.
Last but certainly not least, Gavin sent me a couple cards that I really got a kick out of pulling from the envelope.
A couple of his customs.
A Vin Scully card!! Can't beat that no way no how. I am going to miss hearing his voice once he retires. A true broadcasting legend, there will never be another like him. The Josh Donaldson card was actually in the envelope twice, so I have an extra one for any of my fellow Blue Jays bloggers/collectors if they want.
Gavin, a fantastic envelope, thank you very much!!! Let's not wait a couple of years before the next trade, shall we?
thanks for reading, Robert