Thursday, December 31, 2020

Mystery Man Strikes Again

I've written about this fellow, sometimes known as Quinn or Xavier, or whatever name he uses in the return address. I know nothing about him. I've tried emailing to thank him, ask questions, even once threatening to return his package unopened. Yeah, that didn't happen. I did let one sit for two months before I caved. His return address is somewhat illegible and likely intentionally so. If I had returned it, well...the post office would've opened and kept the contents for themselves. I could not allow this to happen.

He is a crazy, generous fellow living perhaps, somewhere in Pennsylvania. I tried deciphering his address to send him a few cards but he's only received an envelope from me once that I know of. I did get a thank you from him one time. If he received another from me, he's never said. I can assure him it was sent and never returned to me.

So what does a package from him look like?? Assembly is most fascinating. This package was in a colorful padded mailer. The Glam Stickers from my wantlist are plastered all over it, along with a micro J Owens peeping out of its own little window: 




There are layers within which require deconstruction. Beneath the main wrapper is a boxloader:



Beneath this, an oversized card from Topps Vault:



And beneath this? Not hockey!




The little Phillies Mascot has become a favorite toy for my kitty. She bats it around and throws it in the air. Jingles loves her baseball! And so do I:

2007 TR Boxloader


It's not an exaggeration to say there were a couple hundred cards in the box!







Are you with me so far?





Who does this? Twice per year? It's taken me some time to share these. I didn't open and scan the package until October. Mind blown by the contents, I can tell you that!






Mr. Man also include some vintage charm:





I can't compete with these packages. Sometimes you just have to be humble and say thank you. He should know I recognize his generosity and creativity. In the year of 2020, most of us needed a little pick me up. This package was certainly that. So Rocky, Quinn, Xavier etc - please know I loved the package. Happy New Year, wherever you are!



16 comments:

  1. Holy cow, that's pretty amazing!! Good to have folks that think of you, I guess!

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  2. That's an interesting Verlander.

    Maybe another blogger is sending you cards on the down-low. Was the address a P.O. Box? Or near where another blogger lives?

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    1. Verlander is one of my faves in the package. As far as the address, not close to anyone I've traded with, and not a POB. oooh...thank you in advance for thinking of me. Looking forward to it!

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  3. Oh, man. This would drive me batty.
    Thanks for showing the cards and good luck on figuring out who this generous soul is!

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    1. hmmm maybe it is intentional after all. what a great way to go mad!

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    1. WES! I bet you do. It's much like your M.O.! Hope you are well!! Great to have you drop in!

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  5. That’s very cool for the mystery man to send you all that awesome stuff!

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    1. I'm a bit spoiled by all of you. I don't know why he chose me to bless.

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  6. Ooo... Julie's got a secret admirer :)

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    1. I have no real idea. Definitely a non-blogger. Thanks for dropping by Sooz!

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