Monday, August 5, 2013

Stuff What Came In The Mail Over The Past Couple Of Days


Wow #1:


Remember when I had a whole ton of f00'ball to send off, by team? (Actually, I still do.) Well, The Dimwit, as you may remember, claimed the Texans, all 90 or so of 'em, and I had a Brian Cushing printing plate for him as well. He offered me the above card for them. I'm still kinda blown away by that. Mattingly autos, while probably not as big of a deal in other parts of the country, are tough to come by around here. Also: this is on-card, from a great set, and 12/25. HUGE thanks, Sam, and enjoy your giant pile of Johnsons!

Wow #2:


It's FAR from a perfect card, but how often have you gotten a playing-era Koufax card for $9.50 shipped? My 4th Koufax (a third of the way through the base Topps now, with 55, 57-58, 60, 62-65 to go), and my 99th '59 Topps card. 1 more, and I'm in triple digits on my first 1950s set ever, which, while I've still got a LONG way to go on '59 Topps, is pretty awesome. I wonder who card #100 will be?

9 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, I didn't know you were one away from 100. I'll see if I can dig up a '59 to throw in the pile.

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  2. Well, until a few days ago, I was at 98, then Mr. Koufax had to go and complicate things.

    Awesome if you do, but no worries if you don't. Thanks for lookin', either way.

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  3. You definitely got the better end of that Texans deal.

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  4. This was offered to me for all them Texans. Go figure.

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  5. That Koufax is awesome! And the Mattingly is pretty cool too.

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  6. Yeah, I am psyched about it. My local actually has a Kruk, same set, on-card like the Mattingly, and I'm thinkin' about it, too. I have a Kruk auto already, though (this year's Archives, also on-card), so I'm not 100% that I wanna grab another. Mattingly auto? I never thought I'd have a Mattingly auto in a million years.

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  7. That's the eBay 1/1 Christmas Mattingly!

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  8. Glad You got a card you love. It wasn't selling on eBay and I wanted it to go to a person who,would appreciate it. Hopefully a deal like this gets the trade winds blowing my way. Been slow of late! Can't wait to get those Texans in hand! Thanks again for the deal.

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