Which is why, I was pretty excited to hear from Mariner1 who authors the cardboard blog: Emerald City Diamond Gems. He contacted me about this 2013 Topps insert he pulled from the hobby box he won off of Twitter and wanted to know if I was interested:
2013 Topps "The Greats" #TG9
Well... of course I was. I put together a Seattle Mariners package for him and shipped it off. Then a few days ago the Henderson insert arrived, but he wasn't alone. Mariner1 included a bunch of cards I didn't have.
2013 Topps "Chasing History" #CH8
Both of these Henderson inserts are awesome. I love the photo selection for these cards, because it takes me back to the days of him swiping second and third.
He also threw in the complete 2013 Topps Series 1 Oakland Athletics team set, which has the famous Reddick card:
But there's more. He added this Darren Lewis autograph.
Back in the early 90's, Lewis was pretty popular in the Bay Area. He also holds the MLB record for consecutive errorless games played by a positional player.
Finally there were a pair of Steve Carltons I didn't have:
2010 Topps "Cards Your Mom Threw Out" #CMT89
2009 Topps #650b
It seems like every time I get a package from a fellow blogger, I learn something new. This time, I learned about the rare "Blackless" 1982 Topps cards. I might just have to crack open that box I picked up a few months ago from the card show and see if I'm lucky enough to pull one.
Thanks Mariner1 for the awesome blind trade. I hope you're able to use some of the cards I sent you.
Happy Friday and sayonara!