Today's post covers a fat padded mailer sent from Johnny's Trading Spot that contained five team bags filled with baseball cards for my collection.
90% of the package were Oakland A's cards, so I carefully sorted them into different eras. The first card features Reggie Jackson when he was part of The Swingin' A's:
1993 Upper Deck Clark #C2
Although I was a little too young to remember the back to back to back World Series Championships... it's my favorite era of Athletics to collect.
Up next are the 1989 World Series Champions:
I love me some Rickey... but my favorite card from the lot was this Stew:
2013 Topps Archives 1965 Tall Boys #MT-DS
In addition to Rickey, Eck, Carney, and Stew... Johnny also sent a boatload of Canseco's:
I was blown away by how many of these Canseco cards were new to my collection. Here's my favorite from the bunch:
1988 Fleer Award Winners #4
You know how much I appreciate a well cropped, action shot. There's no doubt in my mind that Mr. 40-40 is savoring one of his bombs.
Next up are the Money Ball Athletics...
This card stood out from the lot:
2003 Fleer Ultra #127
Tejada has a history of having some amazing Fleer Ultra cards during his tenure with the Athletics. This might be my best of the bunch.
Moving along... here are the Bob Melvin Athletics:
The guys on the left were part of the 2012 to 2014 playoff teams, while the guys on the right are the current A's led by BoMel.
2017 Stadium Club #258
2019 Opening Day #135
Continuing with the awesome action shots are two of my favorite Athletics from the past decade.
The other 10% of Johnny's care package were mainly cards for my Japanese Athletes PC, but before I get to those, here are a pair of outliers:
2015 Opening Day Mascots #M-20
2012 Panini Golden Age Mini #108
I recently started trying to pick up all of the Oakland A's Opening Day Mascot inserts. Johnny just reminded me that I need to focus on the Swinging Friar too. And the Secretariat parallel complements the relic I pulled back in April.
And rounding out the care package was this stack of Japanese baseball players:
Choosing a favorite from this lot posed my biggest challenge. I ended up going with this Matsui insert, because I liked seeing the flag above his head and in the background:
2009 Allen and Ginter National Pride #NP40
Thank you Johnny for another awesome care package! I've added your name to the hit list, but you already know you're my Atlanta Braves guy.
I hope all of you have a great week.
Happy Monday and sayonara!