I find the timing of a Cardinals fan sending a Braves fan some cards a little ironic...seeing how the red birds (who no offense shouldn't have been in the playoffs) beat my Braves. It was hard to swallow, but I still take cards from just about any opposing team's fans!
Mixed in with the Braves cards were also some Lance Berkmans. I don't believe I have any of these!
With the new NBA season just around the corner it seems fitting that Kerry also tossed in some basketball cards. While I may not follow the NBA as much as I did in the 90's (for several reasons), I love getting old basketball cards. Mark Price was a rare breed of an athlete in the NBA. While his skills were remarkable on the court, I liked the guy just as much for who he was off the court. Surprisingly I don't have a lot of his cards even though many of them were during the junk wax era so I loved seeing these in the stack.
While a lot of my friends were big Jordan fans, I found myself gravitating to Dominique Wilkins and his highlight reels. Like with Mark Price I don't have a lot of his cards so I'll gladly take whatever I can get of his.
And it wouldn't be a proper post when mentioning basketball cards if I didn't share some old Charlotte Hornets. Part of my lack of interest in the current NBA is the lack of the Hornets. I watch and root for the Charlotte Bobcats...but it's just not the same.
A huge thanks to Kerry from Cards on Cards for his generosity. It's small little gestures like this that pull me back in every time I step away for a breather.