It's fortunate that readers help with my card collection. From the small PWEs, to manila envelopes, to the massive mailings from JBF. In fact, it's hard to not credit some of the finest pieces in my binders to a JBF box, a Bob Walk the Plank stuffed envelope, or a Zippy Zapping of a custom Bowman pack. But that is not to say there isn't some greatness that is shipped in the tiniest of mailings.
Most of us have been graced with a mailing from one of the above. And most probably have received one of the amazing PWEs that comes from Mark Hoyle. If you have ever been Hoyled, you have added some gorgeous vintage to your collection. And that happened to me a couple weeks back. I get the feeling Mark hit up my Sox team sets link above since every card I received checked off a line on a spreadsheet.
Mark helped out my 1963 team set with a total of 4 cards, giving me 9 out of the 25 for the set.
All the Sox images for the two years must have been from New York. You can see the iconic scroll work at the top of the upper deck.
The five cards from the '64 set puts me at halfway to the 30 total in that year. Mark, your envelopes are always welcome sights in my mailbox.
One last thing about today. While it is Star Wars Day, we also lost a pioneer in the music industry 3 years ago with the passing of Adam Yauch. I was not a huge Beastie fan, but have slowly appreciated their talent with each passing day.