I'm not moaning, complaining, bitching or anything else - just stating that for the past week, life has been life and it's put me even farther behind the 8 ball in getting all my giveaways done.
|"Give up all hope and spare yourself the embarrassment"|
Only 8 people, so half of you commenters missed out. Sorry. But Adam, Al, Matt and John will each get themselves some team bags of cards.
Alright - just two sets left. They are the same set, but different years. Today, we will start with the older years worth of cards.
Yup - blurry photo and all, them there are Allen and Ginters. Whenever I see blasters at the big box stores on clearance, I pick them up. I do pull hits and rare inserts, so it's fun for me. That's where these cards come from - blasters. You have 68 cards from 2013 - 54 base and 14 inserts. From 2014, you have 37 cards - 5 inserts and I'll let you do the math on the base. Also, if you did the math before you image, you can guess what's on the giveaway block tomorrow. Anyway - that is then and here is now. Right is wrong, over is under and U-U-D-D-L-R-L-R-B-A-Start. Comment away.
I don't have any A&G mailings to showcase from the scan folder, courtesy of you fine readers, but I do have some old stuff. That kinda counts. Local boy Tony From Wrigley Roster Jenga (dude, you, me and Nick need to coordinate at Orland) dropped a little Christmas package on my doorstep.
I think I am very close to having all the White Sox from the Conlon sets, though I need to spend a day and compare what I have to the checklists available. Tony also dropped on me a complete (I believe) set of the Vancouver Canadians. Not many names I recognized, but Hernandez was an easy pick out.
That Gonzalez Chicle was one of the longest members on the most wanted sidebar list. Not sure where you found it, Tony, but I am glad you did. Mike Robertson had a baseball career of 39 games for three teams. Wikipedia last have Mr. Robertson as a scout for the BoSox. Good for him. And dig the unused Comiskey postcard.
I think Tony included the post card to match that huge Ed Walsh 1948 Exhibit card. I forget too much about the great Exhibit cards - I need to get focused on acquiring them. The Aparicio on the right came with two other cards and I assume they are from a board game. Just don't put a gun to the head of a kitten and expect me to name the game. Sorry Mr. Fuzzykins. Thanks again, Tony. I'm sure our paths will cross soon enough.
Man - way too many mentions of 8 in this post.