Sunday, March 19, 2017

Inbound and Down #7: Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits

Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew.  I pronounced at the beginning of the year that I was going to finish the 2016 A&G set without buying another pack.  If you remember from the video, I had about, what, 30 cards in hand?  Maybe a few more?

First, the Night Owl divests himself of his spare A&G parts, and knocks off about 30 cards off my want list.   Glimmer of hope starts to develop.

Then Dime Box Nick hits me for another 40+.  I have over 100 cards now, and I'm thinking

But it's been about 2 or 3 weeks since that post, and nary a thought was brought to the A&G want list, which I certainly would be more than I can handle.

Then Matt comes along and asks if my A&G want list is up to date.  I tell him it is.

He must secretly say to himself then "wait til you see what's next".

A little tough to read, but look at the top.   Guaranteed Blue Jays HOT BOX! 

What Matt did, to me anyways, was most incredible.  He put together a box of 20 packs that a pack searcher would be proud to call his own.  In addition, I didn't get the standard A&G minis and inserts that come with any normal pack.  My inserts were all Blue Jays.

Into the darkness came 9 rays of light....

Who needs more A&G when you can send all kind of Topps Blue Jays?  Green Batista, Bowman RC flashback of John Olerud.  Love it!

Bautista X-fractor!  More darkness.  Rasmus Gold.

Sean Nolin autograph!  Another addition to the Just the Hits page.

I always loved the A&G framed relics.  Even though this isn't a relic card, this instantly became my favorite "insert" from the box.  It is an A&G back to boot. 

Now, the base cards in the packs numbered 7 in each, so there were 140 base cards.

Matt painstakingly took the time to find 140 base cards that I needed, inserted them into packs in numerical order no less, and knocked off 40% of my want list with one priority box.

Yes, that feat definitely deserves a HOLY SHIT!

I've been the recipient of blogger generosity many times, but this takes the cake.  Way above and beyond generous. 

Matt, thank you very much for the package.  Very much appreciated!!

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Glad you liked! Good luck on the rest of the set!

  2. Not only was that a very generous package, but also a very well thought out and fun package. Kudos to Matt for having the want to gift such a mailer upon someone else.