Thursday, October 20, 2011

Big Mac Surprise!

Here we have a 1997 Topps Finest Mark McGwire Refractor.  I got it in the mail today from one of the best bloggers out there, Greg from Platshke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle.  It doesn't really look as 'refractory' as most 'fractors, so I look on the back and, sure enough, there is the word REFRACTOR, right where it always is on Finest.  Nice!  But what else do I see, but big red letters screaming PROMOTIONAL SAMPLE NOT FOR RESALE.  Check it out.
 Up until now, I had never seen a sample refractor (I am sure they are all over, but I'm sheltered here in the Great NorthWest).  You might wonder how I feel about it being a sample and not the 'real thing'.  Well, as the quotes around 'real thing' in the last sentence may have tipped you off, I'm ecstatic!  Awesome to the max (or to the Mac).  What a wonderful addition to my hard to find McGwires collection!  Thanks Greg!

But that's not all, check out the other cool cards he sent me!
Beautiful vintage including a Braves Team Card with Hank Aaron on it another sweet McGwire and three beautiful relics of future HOF'ers (Bonds?  I think eventually).

If you haven't had the chance to trade with Greg, or read his stuff (the Erin Hawksworth post is my favorite), then get over to Platshke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle!  You wont be sorry!

Thanks again Greg.

1 comment:

Greg Zakwin said...

Glad you liked the cards, thanks for the swap! My end arrived today, I'll have a post up soonish!