On one hand, it's nice because when I get bored or overwhelmed with one collection, I can easily take a break and turn to another collection. On the other hand, sometimes collections get lost in the shuffle... and it takes a care package from a fellow blogger to remind me that I collect certain things.
A few weeks ago, Jim over at cards as i see them sent me a PWE that contained the first addition to my Damaged Card PC in a long time:
2017 Topps Update #US10
Over the years, I've come across a fair share of damaged autographs, memorabilia cards, inserts, parallels, and rookie cards that I just didn't have the heart to throw away. I started stashing them in a box, but eventually I dedicated a binder to them.
You might not notice the damage on the Ian Happ, but if you look closely to the bottom left-hand corner on the back, you'll see this:
That's a pretty solid ding.
Now Happ didn't exactly have Aaron Judge or Cody Bellinger's numbers, but his twenty-four home runs earned him some recognition as a rookie.
Congratulations Ian. You've earned a spot next to Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey Jr. in the rookie card section of my binder.
Another collection that I have neglected over the past few years has been my Kurt Suzuki PC. He's still my favorite baseball players. But since he doesn't have a lot of new autographs or memorabilia cards, I just haven't targeted his stuff lately.
Thankfully Jim sent me this:
2017 Topps Update #US207
It's the first card of Suzuki in my collection that features him as a Atlanta Brave. I had no idea that he has the fifth-most base hits as a catcher over the past decade. Kudos to Topps for pointing that out to me.
Rounding out Jim's PWE were a pair of Athletics and another new card for my Japanese Player PC:
Happy Monday and sayonara!