I've received a few cards recently from non-blogging collectors. Alex emailed to say he had a special card for me but would say nothing more about it. I knew of him only from reading Gavin's blog:
He offered to include a Walewander mentioned in his guest post. To understand the story behind the card's inscription, check out the link above.
I wasn't turning down a Tiger auto. I offered a return trade but Alex does not have an interest in recent cards. 'Recent' is anything after the last Lance Johnson card in 2000 but mostly nothing later than 1988. He's been collecting minor league sets for 30 years. I'm sure he has some fine treasures within these sets.
The 89 Fleer Jim W auto arrived accompanied with a new Dutch for my collection!