Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WOW!!!!

Have you ever got a package in the mail, opened it up, did the happy dance because you got some awesome stuff, sent the thank you email AND THEN a year later discovered there was something super awesome that you didn't notice when you opened it originally??? I did. Around a year ago I got a BIG box from Adam E of Thoughts and Sox fame. He sent me about 50 padded envelopes, which are like gold to traders. There were some sweet cards in there, too. Well... Those envelopes lasted me a really long time. I have been a bad trader and very inactive in that capacity. Well yesterday I started getting a few packages ready to go to the post office when I get the cash and I grabbed the LAST envelope from the box and discovered 2 cards in top loaders... Holy shizzit! Two AMAZING cards! Two SWEET VINTAGE cards of my favorite player of All Time, one of the greatest players to ever play the game, the legendary ROBERTO CLEMENTE! I can't believe that Adam sent me these (THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!!!) and I can't believe that all this time I had these two incredible cards in my collection and I didn't even know it! Well, without any further adieu here they are... Starting with what is now the oldest Roberto Clemente card in my collection. From 1961 Post, card #132 of the Hall of Famer. This is not only the first 1961 Post card I own, but it is of my favorite player ever. SWEET! Along with it he included a 1968 (I think...) Topps game card. It is number 6 of 33 and it's a DOUBLE. Awesome. What a great surprise! It's things like this that get me really excited about collecting again. Thanks so much Adam! For everything! troll out.

8 comments:

  1. Great stuff! One time I bought a box of Giants cards from someone on eBay for $4.00. When I got the box I took a cursory glance at the cards and then put the box on a shelf for later sorting. The box was forgotten until about 2-3 years later. I sorted the box and found a 1960 Fleer Ernie Lombardi card. Those little treasures make the hobby more fun! :)

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  2. Nice find. Also glad to read a post, which indicates your alive!

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  3. Ah, lost treasures are sweet when found. I'm talking about you posting again, but those are some beautiful cards too! Great to "see" you again Marck!

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  4. Welcome back! I've seen a few of those game cards on the blogs lately. They're pretty nice. Cool cards.

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  5. I remember you saying you got the package and saying thanks you appreciated the stuff but I didn't realize that you were not talking about the Robertos.

    Glad your back.

    Adam

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  6. Those are some awesome cards! Clemente is a favorite of mine and I've been dying to start a Clemente PC.

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  7. Adam, I think you had some Rays stuff in there which I appreciated and that was what I was thanking you for... The Clemente's were a HUGE and awesome shock and surprise!!! I don't have many real vintage Clementes that aren't in sets. Those 2 finished a full page of 60s Clementes. THANKS!!!
    To everyone else, thanks for all the comments! I don't know how often I will be around, but y'all make me feel really welcome, thanks!!!!

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