Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mail day surprise

Last weekend while I was away attending the big annual comic book convention in my home town of Charlotte I came home to a nice surprise waiting for me in the mailbox.  I haven't been able to devote much time in the last month to trades or anything of that sort so I was a little perplexed over this fat bubble mailer.

I'm pretty good w/ names and addresses so I looked in the upper left corner and saw a name that I haven't seen in awhile.  It was Dennis from Too Many Verlanders.  Did he know it was my birthday last week I thought?  Doubt it.  Upon opening the mailer there was a sticky note inside that basically said "Here, found you some cool cards at a recent show.  Enjoy!"

Man.  I've been doing this blog now for a little over 2 years and I'm still floored by the generosity of others.  There were 2 team bags and a few top loaders inside.  The first team bag had an assortment of young Braves players - most of which I didn't have.  The 2nd team bag had an assortment of older Carolina Panthers football cards - always a nice treat.  I didn't scan the card, but there was a cool Fleer Tradition "team" card and you could see QB Steve Beuerlein in the middle of the huddle.  Awesome.  Two cards that caught my eye in the stack were RCs of RB Jonathan Stewart.

2008 Bowman Chrome Jonathan Stewart RC     2008 Topps Rookie Progression Jonathan Stewart RC

The top loaders however held the real jewels.  Keeping w/ the Panthers I pulled out another Stewart...

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Jonathan Stewart Captured on Canvas

I love these UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas jersey cards.  The only card from this set I had was Matt Ryan (which I'd love someone to take off my hands) so I was thrilled w/ this card.

Next up were 3 more top loaders...this time baseball.  Who could it be?  What was in top loaders?

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Patches

2003 UD Sweet Spot Patches Gary Sheffield

2003 Upper Deck SPx Andruw Jones Winning Materials #077/375

2003 UD SPx Winning Materials Andruw Jones #077/375

2003 Leaf Certified Javy Lopez Mirror Blue patch #008/100

2003 Leaf Certified Mirror Blue patch Javy Lopez #008/100

Who wouldn't be impressed w/ these cards?  Especially that sweet Javy Lopez.  I may have to keep Morgan from Silver Slugger at bay over this Javy card!

A huge thanks goes out to Dennis for thinking of this Braves and Panthers collector.  If you're reading this Dennis I owe you one.

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