Last week, I received another one from Rod (Padrographs). I haven't been keeping track, but I'd guess that this is my fifth or sixth PWE since our governor signed the shelter in place order. And I've gotta say, they've really helped get me through this situation, because like a post card or greeting card, it's a simple reminder that someone is thinking of us.
He targeted three different collections this time around. First up is my "all things Japanese" collection...
2009 UD Philadelphia National Chicle #NC48
When I was a kid, my parents talked about taking a trip to Japan and the number one thing I wanted to do is take a ride on the Bullet Train. It's looking less and less likely that I'll ever make it across the Pacific, but I'm glad that my mom and dad were able to go there a few times.
Moving along, here are a pair of Keston Hiura rookie cards...
2019 Topps Archives #53
2019 Heritage High Number #512
This kid had a great rookie season and I look forward to collecting more of his cardboard. I didn't open up any packs of these products last year, so it was nice being able to add these to my Japanese baseball players binder.
This Ichiro was new to my collection as well...
2019 Topps Opening Day 150 Years of Fun #YOF-21
Damn. I miss watching this guy put the ball into play.
Rod is my exclusive contributor of 2019 Topps Total cards...
2019 Topps Total #519
I have mixed opinions on the way Topps handles the distribution of this product, which is why I haven't purchased any. However I do like the large checklist and the simple, yet attractive card design.
In addition to 2019 Topps Total cards, Rod is also my primary donor when it comes to SI for Kids trading cards:
These four are from 2001. That photograph of Byrnes getting some air is fantastic. That's one of the best looking SI for Kids cards I've ever seen.
Thank you Rod for another thoughtful PWE. It definitely brought a smile to my face over the weekend.
He wasn't the only person to send me a care package last week. Speigel83 who retired from blogging (Nomo's Sushi Platter) back in 2013 sent me a flat rate box filled with goodies:
I haven't had the chance to sit down and open up all fo these team bags, but it gives me something to look forward to in between classes this week. Okay... I've gotta get ready for my weekly staff meeting. I'll have the highlights from this care package sorted, scanned, and summarized by early next week.
By the way... I should have all of the Mystery Bag PWE's shipped out by tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. Hopefully they'll bring a little happiness and sunshine into your collections.
Happy Monday and sayonara!