Michigan man and Justin Verlander fan Dennis is one of my most frequent trade partners here on the blogs - and possibly the most generous. He sent me a small flat rate mailer last week that briefly had me worried as it felt very full. Not to worry as Dennis didn't send me 200+ base cards.
Nothing but the hits, including these Red Sox relics and a Brandon Moss auto numbered to 199.
Even the Dustin Pedroia Stadium Club is a holofoil parallel. This worked out perfectly because my Red Sox binders are stuffed - and my bookshelf is stuffed full of binders!
The box was packed with supplies including top loaders, some penny sleeves, and a handful of uncirculated Topps Pristine cards. I've mentioned my affinity for these beauties a couple times on this blog:
I'm always on the lookout for 2002 baseball and football singles and 2003-04 hockey RCs. Dennis handles the rest for me. He plucked these out of a 50 cent box at a card show and sent 'em my way:
These were all encased by Topps but the dealers scratched the heck out of them so I busted 'em out.
That Josh Howard refractor looked familiar to me... turns out I already had one!
How many of these are circulating in the Ann Arbor area?
Dennis, thanks so much for the Pristine singles, supplies, and the Sawx! Next time I'm at a card show (or shop..?) I'll be looking for something to send your way.
As for that Boog Powell card at the top of this post, it arrived in a Beckett Marketplace purchase from Birmingham Sportscards. It was one of three cards I selected to upgrade my All-Time Teams binder. Unfortunately the seller was "way behind" on filling orders and by the time he filled mine.. the other two were sold out. Hmm. :/
Everything else in the order was a football card, including this Ken Strong Classic Singles insert:
2008 Donruss Classics cards account for over 25% of all Ken Strong cards ever produced. I now have four different Strong singles.. but the photo is the same.
The rest of the cards were set fillers including these two rated Rookies from 2016 Donruss:
I'm one big ass ham away from finishing this 400-card set.
Rounding out the order we have a dozen singles from 2015 Panini Prizm:
The eleven base cards bring my total to 138 of 300. I added the Warren Moon blue prizm for my Oilers mini-collection.
I'm planning a celebration of basketball around the start of the NBA Finals and I'll be hosting a PWE swap so prepare those unwanted hoops cards! This time I might go "rack pack" style and let participants pick their own return PWE based on the front-facing cards :D
Thanks for reading!