Thursday, February 28, 2008

Many Thanks To Chad

My short term memory has really been horrible lately. Most of my concentration has been on the job front lately. More specifically, a lack of a job front. With most of my mental powers laser focused on finding employment, things that are important in the moment, tend to get buried in the basement of my mind.

Every once in awhile, they will pop up and slap me in the face. That happened with the Revco Baines card that Joey from Squeeze Play Cards wanted to trade. The thought was dormant for awhile, then decided to make it's presence known.

A similar occurrance happened today. The name looked familiar, the address looked a little familiar, but I just couldn't make the connection to anything. I have three theories as to where this mystery package came from.

Theory 1: I had exchanged e-mails with Chad and gave him my address. Then the events of that e-mailing got buried and forgotten.

Theory 2: Someone who bought something from my eBay store, investigated my member page and discovered the link for this blog. Then decided to send me a gift.

Theory 3: Chad is a friend of a fellow blogger, who heard that I was a huge White Sox fan.

What did Chad send me? He sent me the following 96 cards.

1987 Topps #61 – Bobby Thigpen
1989 Upper Deck #530 – Jack McDowell
1991 Bowman #366 – Frank Thomas
1991 Jimmy Dean #9 – Frank Thomas
1991 Leaf #281 – Frank Thomas
1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier #121 – Frank Thomas
1991 Score #69 – Craig Grebeck
1991 Score #840 – Frank Thomas
1991 Studio #40 – Frank Thomas
1991 Stadium Club #57 – Frank Thomas
1991 Topps #461 – Robin Ventura
1991 Toys “R” Us #27 – Frank Thomas
1991 Ultra #85 – Frank Thomas
1991 Upper Deck #246 – Frank Thomas
1991 Upper Deck #263 – Robin Ventura
1992 Donruss #145 – Robin Ventura
1992 Score #122 – Robin Ventura
1992 Upper Deck #436 – Ozzie Guillen
1993 Donruss #788 – Michael Huff
1993 Leaf #524 – Jason Bere
1993 Upper Deck #453 – Jason Bere
1994 Fleer #304 – Jose Canseco
1994 Score #563 – Jason Bere
1994 Stadium Club #167 – Bo Jackson
1994 Stadium Club #434 – Scott Radinsky
1994 Topps Gold #62 – Tim Belcher
1995 Score #320 – White Sox/Rockies Checklist
1995 Stadium Club Virtual Reality #247 – Jason Bere
1995 Ultra #276 – Scott Ruffcorn
1996 Ultra Gold Medallion # 336 – Chris Snopek
1999 Upper Deck #14 – Jim Parque
2001 Leaf Rookies & Stars #94 – Magglio Ordonez
2003 Donruss Team Heroes #130 – Paul Konerko
2003 MVP #45 – Mark Buehrle
2003 Playoff Prestige #23 – Mark Buehrle
2003 Playoff Prestige #24 – Paul Konerko
2003 Topps #679 – Joe Borchard/Corwin Malone
2003 Ultra #199 – Paul Konerko
2003 Upper Deck #360 – Joe Borchard
2004 Studio #55 – Magglio Ordonez
2004 Topps Opening Day #126 – Roberto Alomar
2004 Topps Opening Day #147 – Magglio Ordonez
2004 Upper Deck #119 – Magglio Ordonez
2005 Authentix #9 – Paul Konerko (2)
2005 Donruss Team Heroes #81 Jose Contreras
2005 Fleer Platinum #84 Freddy Garcia
2005 Studio #72 – Paul Konerko
2005 Throwback Threads #56 – Mark Buehrle
2005 Throwback Threads #59 – Tadahito Iguchi
2005 Throwback Threads #114 – Paul Konerko
2005 Topps #365 – Paul Konerko
2005 Topps Opening Day #14 – Paul Konerko
2005 Topps Opening Day #18 – Carlos Lee
2005 Topps Opening Day #38 – Shingo Takatsu
2005 Topps Opening Day #92 – Jose Contreras
2005 Topps Update #UH261 – Sean Tracey
2005 Ultra #20 – Magglio Ordonez
2005 Ultra #104 – Carlos Lee
2005 Upper Deck #46 – Juan Uribe
2006 Fleer #277 – Rob Mackowiak
2006 SP Authentic Baseball Heroes #55 – Tadahito Iguchi (Brian Roberts)
2006 Topps #13 – Tadahito Iguchi (2)
2006 Topps #51 – Juan Uribe (2)
2006 Topps #149 – A.J. Pierzynski (2)
2006 Topps #191 – Freddy Garcia
2006 Topps #270 – White Sox Team
2006 Topps Opening Day #13 – Tadahito Iguchi
2006 Ultra #168 – Jon Garland
2006 Ultra Home Run Kings #HRK10 – Paul Konerko
2006 Upper Deck Future Stars #13 – Paul Konerko
2006 Upper Deck Future Stars #14 – Jermaine Dye
2007 Artifacts #6 – Paul Konerko
2007 Bowman #133 – Jermaine Dye
2007 Bowman #165 – Paul Konerko
2007 Bowman Chrome Refractor #98 – Tadahito Iguchi
2007 Bowman Gold #133 – Jermaine Dye
2007 Bowman Prospects Gold #BP82 – Ricardo Nanita
2007 Fleer #257 – Jon Garland
2007 Fleer #260 – Paul Konerko
2007 Fleer #262 – Joe Crede
2007 Fleer #264 – Javier Vazquez
2007 Fleer #265 – A.J. Pierzynski
2007 Fleer #331 – Ryan Sweeney
2007 Fleer #376 – Jermaine Dye (Checklist)
2007 Topps #165 – Mark Buehrle
2007 Ultra Retail #35 – Paul Konerko
2007 Upper Deck First Edition #73 – Jose Contreras
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces #62 – Luis Aparicio

Yeah, this was the last thing I was expecting when I woke up this morning, but WOW! It also came with a note that read:

"Well I never thought I'd be giving away my white sox cards (fav team) but I think you will enjoy them more so than I. Hope you can use some of them."

Well, Chad from Virginia, rest assured, I can use most of them. All of the cards are very much appreciated! I finished a lot of pesky 1991 Frank Thomas cards with this gift. This also filled some holes in my collection. Thank you for this unexpected bundle of joy that came from Virginia. If we did exchange e-mails, pardon my brain for being occupied with other thoughts. I'm not usually like that.

Chad, your favorite team's cards are in good hands!

2 comments:

Wax Heaven said...

I am the guilty culprit! Chad was featured in the Frank Thomas Heavenly Collections and ran into your blog from my links and asked if I had your address.

He sent me this message yesterday when he was having some problems navigating your site.

"Theory #3 sounds good. Glad they arrived OK. I checked on your "trade w/ me" list...hence all the '91 Frank Thomas cards. I just enjoyed how you post every trade regardless of the size. Its easy to see you really love collecting cards. I've decided to focus on my Frank Thomas collection so get rid of most of my other cards. Good luck w/ the employment situation. -Chad"

White Sox Cards said...

OK, I feel a lot better! That's why the name sounded so familiar! It's nice to know that I'm not starting to forget things. LOL

Thanks Chad and Mario! Those really did make my day yesterday.

Chad, thanks for the good luck wishes. I need all I can get right now. :)

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