Friday, June 17, 2011

On my birthday proper...

I was at my local, looking through the Series 2 singles to see what they had from my wants, and Brenda (who works at the card counter with the aforementioned Bob) walked up to me and handed me a wrapped present. I thanked her, but being an old fart and being in the middle of some serious checklisting, I waited until I was done gathering all the cards I needed before opening it. When I did, I realized what an amazingly hilarious mistake this was (and what a really generous gift; thanks again, Brenda!), as the package contained 2 jumbo Series 2 packs! Oh, how I laughed, as I had to ferret out 40 or so cards from my existing card pile. Anyway, here's the non-base card highlights from the gift packs...


Hey, it's one of them Prime 9 cards! Hopefully, I'll actually remember to redeem it.


Don Mattingly: The Lord Of The Dance.


Well, if I had to get a manupatch, I can think of much worse ones to get than Frank Robinson. I'm still not in love with the concept, but this is a good looking, well-executed card.

And, finally...


AWESOME.

Brenda can pick out some packs, can't she?


Before I left, I also snagged this beaut of shiny Murph from the inserts box. I probably won't get many more of the short-print legend variations from Shinyland, but this is a good 'un. Say, how many people out there are still working on building a shiny set, anyway, and how close are y'all?

2 comments:

  1. I'm still toying with the shiny set but it may not matter due to me reaching 45 rings in the Diamond Giveaway and when you hit 45 you 'win' a Topps 60th anniversary set. I have no idea what it is but I suspect it is a shiny set.

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