I'm sure most of you have experienced first hand the generosity that travels around our cardboard blogging community. And as I write this post, I'm still in a state of shock when I reflect on the package I received six days ago. I'm sure most of you know fellow blogger: Commishbob. He's the guy who leaves amazing comments on your blog that aren't your average, everyday comment. They're mini history lessons.
And so are his blog posts. Please take a few minutes to head over to blogs and see for yourself: The Five Tool Collector, '59 Topps: One F/G Card at a Time, and 1963 Topps Baseball.
Okay...now that you're back, let's continue with today's post that highlights a few of the cards The Commish sent to me last week in a very generous "just because" care package.
I'll start off with a card from one of my favorite sets... of a hall of fame player on my favorite baseball team:
1972 Topps #435
Next up is a card that I've been meaning to add to my collection for awhile now. It's a rookie card of two fan favorites and a huge addition to my Oakland A's PC.
1970 Topps #21
When I was a kid, The Brady Bunch was my favorite show to watch. And one of my favorite episodes was the one with this guy:
1969 Topps #400
If you're interested... you can view the episode on Bing. Go on... check out The Big D... Don Drysdale.
Okay... moving along. Are you a fan of Cardboard with Character? Then you'll love this Frank Robinson card with a nice dark stain on the back.
1970 Topps #700
It's pure awesomeness! I actually sniffed it to figure out if it was oil, chocolate, or something else. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out what that dark matter is.
The following card inspired me to do a little research. After my investigation... I discovered that this isn't the famous blogger.
1976 Topps #568
But it's still a sweet card. I love those old school Astros uniforms and the way Topps utilized pink during the 70's.
What the heck is Carlos Carrasco doing among all of these awesome, vintage pieces of cardboard? Well... it's the final puzzle piece for my 2013 Topps Mini set:
Without further adieu...
1959 Topps #550 Roy Campanella
When I pulled this card out of the package, I sat there at my desk starstruck. I have wanted this card since I was a little kid and I'm still amazed that I'm now the proud owner of it.
Thank you so much for these amazing cards Mr. Commish. You sir are a Symbol of Generosity and I will definitely be gathering up and shipping out some Baltimore Orioles for your collection.
Happy Monday and sayonara!