The Care Package
A few days ago, I discovered a padded envelope from The Underdog Card Collector sitting inside of my mailbox at work. Inside there was thirty-something Oakland A's cards, which I assume are meant for my students... since it was sent to my school.
Here are a few of the ones that caught my attention:
Plus a few that I ended up pulling out for myself:
Thanks a lot Zach. I know my students are going to love these cards. I'll definitely start working on a Padres care package for you.
There are tons of generous bloggers out there, Wes over at Jaybarkerfan's Junk has got to be one of the most generous. It seems like two to three times a year, he'll hook my students up with sports cards. Then when I least expect it, he'll send me something for my collection.
That's why, I was glad to return the favor a few weeks ago. He was looking to make a few extra dollars for eBay purchases and was attempting to sell some "team lots". I ended up buying two.
He packed a flat rate box with a few hundred Montreal Expos cards and a few singles of other teams I collect. Here are the highlights:
There was a wide variety of cards, including several Tim Raines oddballs, a two-color Warriors patch, and a cool Clay Matthews rookie card.
Thanks Wes for the cool cards. I hope you were able to buy what you wanted off of eBay.
The Pair of Prizes
Napkin Doon recently reached 100 followers and celebrated with a cool contest. I was one of the lucky winners and ended up grabbing these two Topps manufactured patches. I know some people aren't impressed with these, but I've always enjoyed them.
Congratulations Napkin Doon... and of course thanks again for the awesome contest.