Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lots from Jeff and others

 I have been out on the road for most of the last week, super busy.  But on the bright side, that means I got a week's worth of mail all at once.  After I recycled the 8 lbs of political flyers and other assorted junk mail, I was pleasantly surprised by three PWEs!!!

But before I get to the new PWEs, I realized that I hadn't posted about a few other cards that have come in from bloggy friends!  I'd better get those out of the way, and sorry for the delays on these.

First up was an 'out of the blue' PWE from Jeff @ My Sports Obsession.  Man, those 'out of the blue' PWEs are pretty awesome, right?  Jeff shot me some wild and wonderful Juan Gonzalez cards to bulk up my Juan Gone collection.  Very cool.

And he also threw in one of those cards that I collect ALL copies of, the Fleer Shawn Kemp RC!  I now have 31 copies of this card, keep em coming.  Thanks a bunch Jeff!

Next, another 'out of the blue' card, courtesy of reader Derek.  He and I have slowly been passing stuff across the Canadian border for a while, and I see no reason to stop!  He hooked me up with this O-Pee-Chee McGwire that was a need for the Big Mac Collection.  I now have 1272 unique McGwires!  And a big thank you to Derek!

I have seen a few of you show these next cards off on the blogs, so I better too.  These are incredible customs from Greg @ Nine Pockets.  He was generous enough to offer some of these up for free a while back, and it was too tempting to pass up.  I grabbed these three, and I am super pleased with my choices!
If those tickle you, he has many more available for purchase at his Ebay Store.  Worth it!  I love how Andre's position is 'Giant'.

I swear I am missing some cards from someone else, but can't figure it out.  If I missed you, I apologize!

Now on to this week's bounty.

Out of the Blue from gcrl!  Not a rectangle in the bunch, these are destined for my Cuts & Colors collection!  I bet it was hard to get these into the penny sleeves with all the corners.  Three Albert Belle's, too, thanks!

Night Owl shot me three pitchers, all from the same team, go figure.  Great stuff!  And also threw in the Gold Strawberry, a card I have always liked.  Unique framing, for sure, with the Straw running right off the edge of the card.  Thanks Greg!

And last, but not least, I won a contest over at It's Like Having my Own Card Shop!  I correctly guessed the year of a new Hank Aaron acquisition in his collection correctly (1968!), and he said he'd send me a Hank Aaron of my own.  Well it turned out to be two.  And I never expected an actual playing days card of Hammerin Hank!  Check this out!  Thanks a ton, Daniel.

Thanks everyone, these PWE's always make my day!


  1. I like that Major League Indians card.

    Kemp had a lot of cards with cool action shots.

    That's a lot of McGwires.

    Congrats on your win.

  2. I had no idea you had so many McGwires.

    1. I'm trying! I really want the playing days cards of him, but these days, most of what I can add is the new stuff.

  3. 1,272 Big Macs? That's very, very, very impressive.

  4. You're welcome. ... Yup, when you're a card blogger, the mailbox is the best thing about coming back from a road trip.

  5. Good stuff! Puts a smile on my face anytime I see that "Home Run King" Aaron.

  6. Nice batch of stuff to come home to!