2013 Topps Archives Gallery of Heroes #GH-JR
As most of you know, Major League Baseball honored Jackie this past Friday. I'm one of those fans who found out after the fact, but I still wanted to honor the ballplayer who helped tear down the color barrier. I also wanted to remember Chadwick Boseman, the forty-three year old actor who passed away on Friday. I'll remember him for his role as Black Panther, but I'm sure most baseball fans remember him for his portrayal of Jackie in 42. Rest in peace Mr. Boseman.
Okay. Let's brighten things up with a pair of PWE's I received this past week.
First up was another 9-pocket page from Julie over at A Cracked Bat. I picked her pockets a few weeks ago, but can't remember which cards I actually picked. Regardless... all nine of these cards fit my collection and will be given a loving home.
The card that stood out the most was this custom card created by When Topps Had Balls:
2020 @wthballs Baseball Series 1 #8
Gio is right up there among the elite custom card creators and recently decided to start printing and distributing them in packs. Julie purchased a few and I'm very glad she was willing to send me this Rickey featured on a 1979 Topps card.
The other card that stood out was a remake of the 1983 Topps Tony Gwynn rookie card:
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #127
My goal is to take a page out of Night Owl's book and create a 9-pocket page filled with different variations of Gwynn's famous rookie card. I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, but thanks to Julie, I'm motivated to work on this project.
Next up was a PWE from The Diamond King that contained four phone cards from the 90's:
I must have left a comment on one of his posts, because he remembered how much I enjoy and appreciate phone cards from the 90's.
For those of you who weren't collecting back in the 90's, phone cards made a brief appearance in our hobby thanks to companies like Classic and Topps. They have sort of lost their appeal to most collectors over the past twenty years, but I will gladly adopt any unwanted phone cards out there.
Thank you Julie and Kevin for helping me kick this week off on brighter note. Here's to brighter and better days. Have a great week. Happy Monday and sayonara!