Today's post centers around a collection of baseball cards I inherited from one of my readers. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a guy who also collects Japanese MLBers but is currently downsizing his collection to focus on more high-end cards. He wanted to send the rest to someone who would enjoy them as much as he did.
A few days later, I received a medium sized flat rate shipping box in the mail filled with a bunch of goodies. And simply put... it left me speechless. See for yourself:
Unreal, right? I had never seen a bunch of these cards before and there were over eight guys I had never even heard of.
I lost track of how many new cards were inserted into my Japanese MLB binders, but there were easily 50 to 75 new additions including these awesome rookie cards:
Plus a stack of memorabilia cards and autographs:
There was even a printing plate included:
My very first Japanese MLBer printing plate!
Other over the top and outrageously generous cards include these 2008 and 2009 Topps Silk cards:
And these two Akiko Morigami cards:
Wait... there's more. Here's a Kurt Suzuki Sweet Spot autograph I didn't have:
Anyone familiar with this set, understands what's going on here with the disappearing ink.
Last, but certainly not least was this really cool set of Kenny Powers trading cards:
Never heard of Mr. Powers? He was the main character on HBO's Eastbound and Down. I had never seen the show before owning this set, but it inspired me to watch the first season this weekend.
There were hundreds of more cards in the package... but I spend over an hour scanning these cards alone and unfortunately it'd take weeks to show everything off. That's how loaded this collection was.
Happy Monday and sayonara!