If you're afraid to click the link, then I'll break it down for you. The premise is simple. He posts nine (sometimes more) cards every morning that are available for you to claim. He offers up a variety of cards ranging from base to memorabilia cards to inserts to autographs. Just remember... the early bird gets the worm.
There's always at least one or two cards that catch my attention, but I already owe Rod cards... so I try not to claim things unless it's something I really, really, really want.
In this case, I wanted a pair of Ichiro and Satchel Paige Baseball Hall of Fame trading cards:
As you can see... Rod threw in five extras. The front of each card features the Baseball Hall of Fame logo, a topic, the player's name, their position, and a photograph, while the back offers a pair of interesting facts and a summary on the topic depicted on the front.
Here's a closer look at the Satchel Paige card:
Even though I do enjoy seeing statistics on the backs of my cards... I've got to admit... I love these, because there's so much interesting baseball trivia crammed onto each card.
The question is...
What the heck are they? Where can you buy them? How were they distributed? When were they distributed?
Please comment down below if you're able to help me solve this mystery. I know that Rod manages a book store and five of these cards feature children's books on the back, so maybe they're part of an educational program.
The other mystery involves a two card PWE sent by Jeremy over at Topps Cards That Never Were.
The first card is this "baby shark" 2020 Donruss parallel of Matt Olson. Nothing mysterious about this card other than the fact that Panini decided to use emoji's as part of their borders this year.
However the next card and the note attached was sort of a head-scratcher:
Mad Bum is a guy I enjoy rooting for... since he's a fellow southpaw. But I'm not sure about the Giants binder he's referring to in his note.
Is this in response to a comment I left on your blog or something I wrote about in a post?
Whatever it is... both cards are much appreciated. And Rod... thank you so much for these awesome Baseball Hall of Fame trading cards.
I'm really hoping that either or both of these mysteries can be solved.
Happy Monday and sayonara!