Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week 27 starts with a package from the Night Owl

Good Saturday morning to you all.  Hope that you're off to a great start to your weekend.

I received a "just because" envelope from the Night Owl on Friday (Owl, your cards are in the mail as of today), with a good assortment of cards from my various want lists/projects.

First, Greg knocked off a few more cards from the 2009 OPC want list.  In addition, he hit the insanity list once with a fine looking card from Topps Marquee (lower left)

It's been a stellar week for the OPC set...the want list went from 110 down to below 50, so there's hope of completing this set in the not too distant future.

Greg also sent me a welcome assortment of Jays cards...I can always count on him for a unique assortment of Jays goodness, and he did not disappoint.

I especially like the '06 Opening day Troy Glaus blue parallel in the upper left corner.  It's variants such as this that make me believe that 3500 different Jays cards by the end of the year is becoming more and more realistic.

Bottom center by the way, is a 2002 Topps Gallery card of JJ Trujillo.  This is a set that I've been working on completing lately (it's only taken me 10 years to complete...what's another couple weeks right?), and I'm only one card away from completing.  I'm missing card # 198 of Harmon Killebrew.   (Edit:  Since I posted the one-card challenge on Friday, it has already been I love the blogosphere!)

What does one do when they are one card away from completing a set?  Why, they visit Greg's blog of course, and hit the "one-card challenge" post on the right hand side.  Can't find it you say?  Look for this:

You'll see it on the right hand side of the page....bloggers and collectors have been posting for a while now, looking for that elusive final card to complete that set they've been working on.

Greg, thank you for the cards, as always they are very much appreciated!!

thanks for reading, Robert

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