In less than a two week period, I have receive packages from The Junior Junkie, jacobmrley, Comatoad, and Mr. Zippy Zappy.
The Junior Junkie got things rolling when he sent me a few cards that were part of a giveaway he held in celebration of Ken Griffey Jr.'s 44th birthday. One of them was this sweet Mike Mussina from the 1995 Donruss Mound Marvels insert set:
If you're not familiar with these acetate inserts, you're missing out. They come with a protective peel, which I immediately removed so I could enjoy the portrait photo. Thanks T.J.!
Next up was a package that got me a few cards closer to completing one of the greatest sets of the 80's. Remember that 1984 Donruss baseball set that I'm building? Well thanks to jacobmrley, I'm down to needing only one card: #178 Jim Sundberg.
He hooked me up with these four cards:
But that's not all. He also sent these two Gwynns:
I was stoked to find out that I needed both of these cards for my Gwynn binder. Isn't that Goodwin card gorgeous? And the amethyst card numbered to 650 isn't exactly an ugly duckling. Thanks Max!
Today, I found out what it feels like to get Zippy Zapped! He sure got me good. He sent four vintage Padres along with a pair of Oakland and San Diego prospects.
And last... but certainly not least... I'll wrap things up with this autograph of the Oakland A's pitching ace:
Seriously... words can't express how much I appreciate the awesome generosity that flows through our blogworld. My holiday break starts on Friday, so I'll try to get your packages in the mail by then. Thanks again you guys. I hope all of you have a safe holiday season.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!