It had been quite a while since I traded with Julie at the A Cracked Bat, etc etc blog. Recently, I had the good fortune (for Julie anyhow) of pulling a few Tigers that were tradeable, and I contacted Julie to let her know I wanted to send them her way.
In that email, I did something that I've been doing quite a lot lately. I made sure I had the correct address.
Good thing I did. Julie politely informed me that she moved 2 years ago(!) and was now up north, much closer to her beloved Tigers. Over 2 years is a long time to go between card swaps, but the package that she sent me made up for the time lost (I hope hers did as well).
Let's start with some shiny cards....
Love the Aaron Sanchez gold parallel from the 2016 Update set. Some folks have lamented their teams players being displayed in the Padres brown and gold, but Aaron looks good to me. I've managed to obtain a couple of the Press Proof cards from past years Donruss products, but the J.A. Happ is the first from this year that I've received. Another Dalton Pompey card also enters the fold, as the Donruss Preferred RC from 2015, #'d to 299 is now in my hands.
Another Dalton Pompey RC, this time from the 2015 Museum Collection set joins a Edwin Encarnacion card from 2015 Triple Threads. I don't lament the Jays losing EE as much anymore since Justin Smoak has more than replaced him at first base stat wise.
Finally, a double dose of 2015 Museum Collection Jose Bautista cards. The copper on the left is not numbered, but the blue parallel on the right is limited to 99 cards. I don't believe I have any copper or blue Museum Collection parallels in my collection, so these were a welcome sight as well.
Julie mentioned in her note that she hoped that I enjoy these cards half as much as what I sent her way. No chance of that, as I'm sure that I'll enjoy these 7 easily as much as she's enjoying her cards.
Maybe even more.
Thank you for the cards Julie, they are greatly appreciated!
Thanks for reading, Robert