I spent several hours Sunday morning opening up packages and sorting and organizing cards. It felt like my birthday or something. My original plan was to throw all of the blogger packages together into one post. But there were honestly so many cool items... it felt like the cards would be better appreciated spread into individual posts.
Today's post covers a contest prize package I won over at Diamond Jesters. Let's kick things off with three Oakland A's parallels that Matthew sent:
2010 Topps Gold #417
2019 Topps Rainbow Foil #66
2019 Gypsy Queen Green #132
I'll never get tired of receiving parallels of A's players... especially anything green bordered.
Next up was a pack of 2019 Topps Series One:
Who doesn't like opening up packs? This one didn't have any A's in it, but it did contain a Padre:
2019 Topps #56
Now that's a great looking card. Here's another well cropped action shot I pulled from this pack:
2019 Topps #114
The final two prizes were a pair of 1990 Donruss cards:
1990 Donruss #311
1990 Donruss #328
Now before you start thinking these are your ordinary, overproduced base cards... you should know that each card came with a very cool bonus:
If you're a regular reader of Diamond Jesters, then you know that his specialty is writing haikus.
Thank you Matthew for this very generous contest prize package! The Righetti and Parker (plus their poems) will be given a special home in my blogger binder.
Well that's it for today. I hope you all have a great week.
Happy Monday and sayonara!
2014 Chrome Refractor Auto #13
2014 Chrome Blue Refractor Auto #13
2014 Chrome Gold Refractor Auto #13
On Saturday, Chris Wondolowski of my hometown San Jose Earthquakes scored four goals against the Chicago Fire and became the MLS all-time scoring leader. Congratulations Wondo!