Kenny aka Zippy Zappy who is the founding father of the Luis Torrens Fan Club sent me a big box of stuff. In order to keep my job, I'm gonna need to pick and choose what I share in this post. Confused? If you've ever been zapped by Zippy, then you probably know what I'm talking about. If not, you should be able to put two and two together by the end of this post.
Let's get things started with the standard care package material...
There were tons of Oakland Athletic cards for me to sift through. Kenny put them in recycled packs, so I could have the pleasure of tearing into packs.
Inside the packs were not-so-random hits, including this Team USA jersey card of James Kaprielian, who is a Top 20 prospect in the A's farm system.
I was really excited to see three more Sega CardGen cards for my collection. I won't be putting these with my Padres stuff. They'll be going into my Japanese trading card binder... along with a bunch of other cards from Kenny's care package... including some of these:
One card that really stood out was this shiny, book store special card:
I had no clue who Mr. Makita was... but after doing some research I discovered he plays in the San Diego Padres farm system.
Kenny also included some Seattle Seahawks and San Jose Sharks for my team collections:
Plus a few cards for my students:
Now for some cards that won't be brought into my classroom...
This set is pretty tame. It features the Yomiuri Giants cheerleaders... and I took the time to scan the entire set... but forgot to upload the photos. So I might end up having to do a Set Showcase post for this set eventually.
He also included four complete sets of trading cards featuring Japanese models. I was originally planning on showing off the boxes, but my best friend didn't think it was a good idea. I will however show off a few singles from these sets:
Kenny must know that I'm one of those collectors who still enjoys collecting memorabilia cards, because he included this costume card:
I'm not familiar with Mai Hakase, but according to a Google search she appears to be a Japanese actress and possibly an Instagram model. Obviously she's very easy on the eyes and I'd have to say that this was my favorite card in the package.
He also included a pack for my unopened Japanese trading card pack collection:
And rounding out the package were a bunch of reading material that included some game programs for the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones. Those will be passed along to my buddy Mike who is a New York Yankees fan.
He also included a few magazines that were borderline inappropriate for this blog. Since there may or may not be students who stumble across this post... it's better to be safe than sorry.
One book that I will be bringing into my classroom is this one:
I have several students who play baseball this year. I'm sure they'll get a kick out of this.
Thank you Kenny for this very, very generous package! I'm really excited to open the unopened box of cards you included. I won't be able to accept your challenge, but I'll definitely take scans and email you when I get around to opening it.
Until then I've added you to the hit list. Happy Monday and sayonara!