Unfortunately... it's pretty misleading, because I didn't go shopping. Nor did I go out with my axe to chop down some trees.
Nope... this post is about a nice care package of A's cards sent to me from The Chop Keeper.
Okay... so maybe I'm stretching things a little with the title. But that's the best I could come up with at 12:32 in the morning.
Enough babbling. Let's get to the cards...
2011 Topps "Throwback Manufactured Patch" #TLMP-GG
Gio is a stud. It's a shame he's no longer pitching for the Athletics. At least he's still tossing the ball to Mr. Suzuki.
2008 Stadium Club #128a
Another superstar no long on the Athletics. Gonzalez kills the ball at Coors Field. And now I finally have a rookie card of the 2010 NL Batting Champion.
2010 Bowman Prospects "Orange" #BP61 (#'d 091/250)
2012 Topps Update "Walmart Blue Border" #US34
Two more rookie cards that I don't own. Both of these guys played key roles in the Athletics' 2012 success. And both will be counted on if the A's have any shot at repeating last year's performance.
2009 Topps Update "Oakland SP" #UH253c
2010 Topps Update "SP" #US50B
There are those who dislike short print variation cards. And there are those who love them. These two cards are just two more reasons I fall into the latter category. Reggie might have chose to be enshrined in Cooperstown as a Yankee... but to me, he'll always be remembered as an Athletic.
The Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card often overshadows the other 791 cards in the 1982 Topps set. But not today. Look at this card and tell me it's not awesome. I dare you.
I double dog dare you!
I grew up watching Rickey stealing bases and every time I look at this card, I have flashbacks of him wiggling his fingers right before he takes off.
Isn't that what iconic pieces of cardboard are suppose to do?
Thank you Mr. Chop Keeper for these awesome additions to my collection. Keep an eye on your mailbox, because you have a package of Atlanta Braves cards headed your way.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!