One of my absolute favorite shows was Ellery Queen. Just one season (because of ratings), but I loved that show. It was a TV version of Encyclopedia Brown, which were books I could not check out fast enough from the public library. If you never watched Ellery Queen, it was set in the late 40's. A police detective gets help from his mystery writer son in solving tough murders. About 10 minutes before the show would end, the actor playing Ellery would break the 4th wall, turn to the screen and ask the viewers if they solved the crime. The show would hit a commercial, then come back and reveal the murderer. I ate this show up.
I mention this because I was about to present a mystery on this blog and ask you, the reader to help me. Then I received a package a couple weeks back from Weston at Fantastic Catch. I relate these two because 7 of the nine cards in the package are directly related to the mystery I was about to enlist your help in solving. I'll get to those in a bit. Let's jump on some other cards first.
Starting off we have two cards for two different binders. I never realized how many colors there are in the Baseball Heroes release until I added this care to my Zistle Konerko collection. Holy crap, Upper Deck - REALLY? We'll see how many of those I can find. The Aparicio goes into the Luis binder.
More color madness, this time from Topps. But when you need them for the Sox Box, you need them.
After Zippy Zap, I think Weston would be the next big prospect hunter I know. It's fortunate for me Weston sends me all the Bowman and Pro Debut cards he does since I buy so little. I would say at least 30% of the prospect cards I have are from Weston.
Ok - here's comes the mystery for you folks. It started when I was going through some dupes and found this card.
Yes, I know it's Panini Triple Play. I don't need to beat the drum on my bunting binder. But my question: is this a bunting card? Because Weston did this to me...
That's 7 of the 9 cards I need. I plan to get the last two, but do these go into the bunting binder? I know a few of you can find the photo of a card via Getty Images, AP or whomever. And I gotta think this caricature is based on an actual photo. I would love to see that image to give me a better basis of where these cards end up.
So thanks again, Weston. And detectives - HAVE AT IT!