Johnny from the Johnny's Trading Spot blog recently ran the "big fun game" similar to what Wes does at the Willinghammer rising blog.
I took the #1, and wound up with a page worth of 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes cards/inserts.
I never did buy any packs of these a few years ago, but the look of the cards is sharp. I can see now why the Night Owl is trying to complete the set.
But that wasn't all that was in the envelope, Johnny added a few extras for me. Blue Jays of course!!
Now Tu-lo is a current Blue Jay (and popular at that), but unfortunately this Sportdiscs card features him as a Rockie. I'll have to see if Johnny from Cards from the Quarry might want to add this to his Rockies collection.
There's Tulowitzki featured as a Jay! Love the '79 design so this card is an instant winner for me. The pennant was an instant hit when I pulled it out of the envelope, I think I'm going to affix it to my monster box of Jays cards so I can tell it apart from the other monster boxes that I have in the closet.
I had never participated in one of these games, so it was fun watching others pick and steal cards from other people. To be honest, I didn't have the heart to steal anything from anybody, so I decided just to pick the number 1 and see how lucky I got.
Thank you for running the game Johnny and including me! It was fun and I'll be up for it again sometime.
Thanks for reading, Robert