Asking for nothing in return, these two great fellow collector kept me in mind as they came across random Yanks and some sets NEEDS that I had listed on my blog.
And I couldn't be more grateful - to Darren and Jeff at Potch Wheeler & the Cardboard Heroes and Cardboard Catastrophes, respectively.
Darren sent over a couple of base cards from '11 Lineage and 1991 Fleer that I had needed towards my set completion quests:
|Cy and Andujar - brought together for the 1st time by Ryan's Pitch.|
And who could go wrong with a blue Yankee parallel from 2012? Particularly this one of Mr. Chavez. Anybody have a translation for those tats on Eric's arm?
Finally, here are a couple of recreations of a card that was and a card that wasn't. These 60 YOT's from last year's offering are a great way to pick up copies of legendary cardboard for next to nothing. I am actually very fortunate and have this actual Rizzuto card in my Yankees collection. This reprint is a great addition and will be a nice comparison opportunity in a future post. The Mantle never existed, but it sure is a sharp card now! When it comes to card designs, '54 through '56 are often at the top of the list. I hadn't noticed before but the write-ups on the backs are kind of interesting. In these cases, a couple of tidbits describing the Topps and Bowman relationship from the 50's is provided and make for some interesting suppositions. Enough chatter - here's Mick and Scooter:
|"Watch as I slide FOR you whilst making the out."|
|1956 - When Topps Ate Bowman for Dinner|
Jeff sent over a lot of help for my 2011 Heritage set quest. I think he had been chasing this one himself, so I really appreciate him sorting out a few to send my way! Here's what we had along with a couple of my favorites:
The surreal blue sky behind David Price makes the blue in his Rays uniform pop really nicely. Plus......he's a stud hurler. The Manager's Dream card was a great capture of the cards from '62. Pujols and Braun were awesome last year. Albert has been anything BUT a dream for me as a fantasy manager this year.
Great cards. Great collector friends. Great surprises. Thank you, Darren and Jeff!
Thanks for reading, you guys.