Did you call me, sweetie?
I still have other stacks to posts, though. Far too much kindness from you bloggers, non bloggers and generally nice people (except for Weber at Hot Corner - I just know he's going to Bip me). Dime Box Nick and I are overdue for Orland, which is nice cuz Nick is fun to hang with, talk with about cards, and we can just hand over stacks of card board in person, since we pretty much have a 4-6 week pipeline going between our homes anyway. His latest package was the standard feast for the eyes, boxes and binders.
There's always some cardboard he finds in one of the 20k worth of dime boxes he searches that I need. Here's just five of them. Love the hockey mask on Alomar, and I really would like to find more of the Cracker Jack set Topps put out 10 years or so ago. That One Dog card in the battling cage, though. That's the type of card that reminds us all how great Stadium Club was, and is back to being. Easily one of the top 50 images ever on a card.
Ya know - I think I over reduced the size of these scans. They look blurrier than normal. Sorry. Anyway, Nick is probably in the top three of people that have contributed to my throwback and bunting binders. In this latest package were 18 throwback cards. That Berroa in the old Negro League Monarchs uniform is beautiful.
In the bunting category, Nick added 13 to the binder total. Such the contrast between that Cracker Jack and the Guillen Fleer. Someone should put originals of each card in a capsule and launch it into space. What will the aliens think when they recover that?
I'm showing this last card for a few reasons. A) 2008 Stadium Club. B) Nice picture. C) Miscut.
Hold up. I thought it was miscut, and I wonder if Nick thought the same. That white border at the bottom screams this thing being out of line. Yet, every version of this card I have viewed on ebay has the same white stripe at the bottom. What gives, Topps? Misprint?
Thanks as always, Nick. Let's look to hit up Orland in January or February.