I hope you each had a special Thanksgiving Day, spent with friends and/or family - or maybe just a peaceful day at home...or work. Well the possibilities are numerous. Perhaps I should just share two recent trade packages and pay a visit to the Holiday Claw!
Infield Fly Rule's Adam K. sent a fun package filled with a hundred or so cards, taking care of player collections and those Tiger boys.
Eleven Tiger 2014 Topps Minis were included. I love the size of these cards! They simply feel good to hold, touch, caress...
I look at these 1992 Donruss cards scanned against a soft blue background and find myself liking them. As soon as I turn one over, I realize how lucky I was to begin collecting in 1993! TMI.
Piazza, Puckett and Ripken. Kirby, I miss you.
How much money did Triple Play save using a cartoonist? Thankful though I am to have these cards. I do prefer that others spend their hard earned money on them, even if it's a dime at a time.
Well Brad. It's safe to say you got off to a rocky start as manager. Maybe next year, eh?
Two great plays from Stadium Club. Hand on hip, glove on knee, foot flat on bag. I think you're out son. Fryman on the fly, another out.
Adam has a knack for seeing more on a card than many of us do. Me especially. My eyesight isn't the best anyway but I've always been keen on details, or so I thought. He sees Tigers in places I never thought to check. Safe to say there are no plans in my future for a safari.
Then there's this one:
I looked and looked and decided Adam was sending subliminal messages. I checked the front one last time. There it was.
1993 Topps Jayhawk Owens. J Owens - that is a very cool card indeed. Bearing no resemblance whatsoever to me, but a keeper!!!
Adam, thank you! I had fun with these and know we'll do it again!
The Chronicles of Fuji sent four top-loaded cards of Victor Martinez in his Indian head-dressing. While I enjoy Vic as a Tiger, cards from his Cleveland days are my favorites. I missed his playing years there completely as they began at the time I stopped collecting.
|2008 A Piece of History|
|2005 Studio Diamond Cuts 87/300 - note the patched tribute to Larry Doby on his jersey|
|2005 Skybox Autographics - SWEET|
Such a fun first trade! I sent one card, pulled from a Panini box. Mark sent a great thank you!
Bloggers like Adam and Mark keep it fun! I've received much joy trading with so many of you. To say thank you, I've begun having giveaways fairly regularly. It's time for some Holiday fun. To the Claw we go.....
The prize has been chosen!
Image borrowed from the invisible world of the internet, with no one to credit. Thanks to you out there as I'm too lazy to do the photo shoot myself. This is a NIB 2000 Hallmark Keepsake of Mark McGwire. I have a soft spot for this guy but not his ornament or cardboard. Comment and share what you will to do with or to this ornament. You will be included in the Randomizer. Here's the fine print: you must live in the United States. HOLY COW is that simple?!?!
Sometime next Saturday, the Randomizer will choose the new owner. If you are lucky number five on the list, it's yours!
Until then, have a great week - and thanks for stopping by!