Julie, over at A Cracked Bat, has been around long enough she is no longer a rookie. And when she sends you unsolicited packages, then she gets the All Rookie logo on her 2nd year card. A while back, Julie dropped an envelope of goodness for the boxes and binders in my house. From the Sox box, to the player collections and the relics, Julie added a lot of cardboard to my collection.
I don't seek out box toppers. If I buy a box (rare) and get one, then awesome. I certainly will not turn down a box topper and repect each one I have. See what I did there? That Obak is straight up awesome. A card like that bumps another bunting card from the first page to the back of the binder.
Lots of shiny cards too. Alexei went to the throwback binder. Durham went to the DP binder. Johnson hit the Sox box.
So much for my player collections. It's hard to pick a favorite. The best thing about packages are cards I never thought about being added to my collection. I'm not a prospect hunter, so hunting for early cards of any player collections is off my radar.
Dang near complete set of Fleer Flair? Ok. Nice posed fielding shot of Alvarez. Or he's constipated.
The sheer amount of Big Hurt cardboard astounds me. Again, I am not making a player collection of him. One day I'll figure out how much space the Big Hurt takes up in the Sox box.
WHOA!!! Julie packed the evelope with some great hits. An UD Goodwin when they had a MLB license ('09 was a great set), a Topps Triple Threads Dunn to the odd number of 18, and a sweet Lopez auto that goes into the bunting binder. That's two cards that got the bump to the back!
Jules, I am working on a return package. You put the pressure on me to make it a good one.