|Say "whatever" again, mofo.|
I'm going to apply "the year of me" to 2016. We'll see how it goes. Until then, it's the standard New Year's Eve tradition for me: shrimp cocktail, cocktail rye bread with mayo and cheese and some Marx Brothers movies. WGN used to always play Duck Soup & Animal Crackers each NYE and my mom and I would stay in and watch. Now, I have them on DVD.
But until I get to the movies, let's throw another pile of cards up for giveaway. The 2015 Flagship and football piles are still available for comments. I'll choose the flagship winners tomorrow. Today, how about some Chrome?
I bought a couple jumbos of Chrome, and I think a rack pack at one of the big box stores. I was trying for any of the Konerko's. I got none. But my loss can be your gain. Along with the Chrome, you have a couple packs worth of 2013 Archives. Those came from a couple repack boxes. I was too lazy to divide them up, so the heck with it. When I put together my want list on Hometown Heroes, I pulled out the dupes, and then when Card Papoy Kevin dropped his dupes on me, I threw what didn't knock off numbers in with the rest. You know the drill.
I'm behind on giving thanks to all the recent packages I have received. I'm going to assume I have received everything, so if you sent me something, I appreciate your patience in my getting to post about it. I have been bouncing around, not posting the packages in order, but I will get to yours. I'm trying to keep these posts short, and today my rambling is not doing a very good job at adhering to that.
Since Chrome is on the list, let's look at a pile of cards with a lot of Chrome-y things within from Frank at the great My List In The Sports card Hobby. Frank recently put out a call saying he some stacks of team cards that were free to a good home. While I commented just about the awesome pickup from the post (and let me tell you - Frank has some mighty awesome additions to his collection. Read his blog and drool), Frank emailed me for my address to drop a few things on me. What you are going to see are his "rejects". Nice group of rookie cards above. Not sure why Wilkins appears as a White Sox (er...."Chicago baseball club") on this 2015 DK as he was a Blue Jay by March of 2015.
JUST STOP IT!!! I will not start a Chris Sale player collection! :) But, if I was, the two outside cards would make a fine start. The Tek was the first Tek card I ever has in my hand (I got Frank's mail before I bought the box of Star Wars Tek I posted on APTBNL). The Future Star on the left - that is a new card to me. It's thicker, like Tier One or earlier Bowman Gold. It's from a 2014 insert set "Future Stars that Never Were". Never heard of it, but so glad I have one now.
Instant rainbows! Frank sent over the regular and blue refractors on the Danish Bowmans. And a nice refractor auto of Matt Davidson to go with the base card in the first scan. I do hope the Sox find a place for him on the infield. Thanks again, Frank. I'm going to rustle up some Yanks for a return trip.
And thanks to 2015, but it's time to go.