Monday, June 22, 2009

A Care Package From Andy

A few days ago, Andy of Traded Sets, caught wind that I was in a financial snafu. To make a long story short, the snafu is better, but led to postponement of various life changing activities that I had planned for later in the year.

To ease my card suffering, Andy put together a little care package for me and sent it on its merry way. I've been spending my time with his excellent Shopped Cards contests to help keep my mind off of recent events. Let me tell you, one can get lost in those puzzles. I spent last week helping other people win.

I was told by Andy that a care package was on the way and the next day, it shows up in my mailbox. How's that for speedy service?

Without any further delay, here's what Andy sent out.

1996 Upper Deck All-Star Supers
300 – Frank Thomas

2005 ESPN
23 – Frank Thomas

2008 Topps
86 – Scott Podsednik
96 – Sam Fuld
144 – Jerry Owens
224 – Mark Buehrle
248 – Jose Contreras

2008 Topps Moments & Milestones
3 – Frank Thomas (188 HR) 067/150
3 – Frank Thomas (335 HR) 070/150
3 – Frank Thomas (367 HR) 139/150
3 – Frank Thomas (406 HR) 120/150

2008 Topps Updates & Highlights
UH324 – Ken Griffey Jr.

2009 A Piece Of History
23 – Ken Griffey Jr.

Thanks, Andy! This package really perked me up! I was amazed by the sheer size of the Frank Thomas All-Star card. The Cubs card was a hoot. Plus, I can knock a few off my crazy Moments and Milestones Frank Thomas quest. Good stuff!

And for those of you who might be curious as to why Andy sent a Cubs card... this is why.
A defaced card pointing out the suckiness of certain players in blue. Also, pointing out the questionable hotness of a spectator. While it may not be PC, the added notes on the card got a chuckle out of me. It's too intentionally done to put on Things Done To Cards, but the joke still deserves to be shown.


Dinged Corners said...


Moments & Milestones cards have grown on me. They're a pleasing design.

Andy said...

That special card wasn't necessarily meant to be shown to everyone...heh. I was just going for chuckle-factor.

Steve Gierman said...

I thought it deserved some attention.


If you want me to take it down, I will.

Andy said...

oh no, it's fine. I just want people to realize it was a joke.

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