The Legend

The Legend

Sunday, November 27, 2016

JBF Goes for the Throat


I'm pretty weathered when it comes to JBF's shenanigans. He has sent me so many priority boxes over the last couple of years that I probably should pay for my mailman's chiropractor appointment. It is mind boggling the amount of awesome stuff he has sent me.

This latest installment was a little more traditional in the sense that it was all cards, but it was far from ordinary.  Of course Wes adds his special touch by writing a note for each category.  Basically he has narrated my demise over the course of the last couple of months. I'm a little frightened that this wasn't the end as this one felt like a knock out punch.







 I like how Willie Stargell is just casually thrown in to start things off.











See what I'm talking about.  You have to applaud JBF's preparation. A couple of times I felt like I've gotten the upperhand and he just bombards me.  JBF is the Patton of card trading. 







 I loved the license plate card.  One of my favorites in the entire package.





JBF is really in tune to my collection. I feel like he studied all my favorite players and memorized every WVU sports alumni. 




 Pirates first round pick two years ago. Also former WV Black Bear!

 Almost World Series hero Rajai Davis.



 Pirates starting shortstop Jordy Mercer representing his Oklahoma St Cowboys.


Nice to see this bad boy in there.  Love the Cole! 

JBF has flair....










Getting both Paul and Lloyd Waner was a nice touch. 

This is where it gets insane......

 That is a Gerrit Cole plate from Donruss.


Hard to see but that is a 1/1 Brad Lincoln from Bowman Platinum. Good lord. 

 Just your run of the mill Terry Bradshaw plate.....




 This one is hard to see but it is a Masterpiece 1/1.

 A 1/1 patch of former Penguin Jay Caufield.  Jay does the post game these days for the Pens.

I think this West was my favorite card in the entire bunch. He doesn't have many cards showcasing him in his WVU garb.  This plate was from the super high end Panini Flawless. 




See what I have to deal with.  How cool is that Maz! A lot of the Sweet Spot baseball signatures have faded over time, but the bat versions look fantastic.  What a great looking card.

As usual I'm at a loss for words trying to sum up these packages. I have one more good shot to throw back your way, but I know I'm probably fighting for a lost cause.  Wes has been trolling me on Twitter with what he calls the endgame. It was a picture of a giant priority mail box.  Should be interesting.

Thanks for reading.

34 comments:

  1. That's the wow factor right there. I don't think anyone can ever top that! Well done, JBF!

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    1. That was tough. I was thinking I had a chance until the team bag full of 1/1's popped out.

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  2. You're screwed. I would roll over now and accept defeat.

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  3. I agree with the comments above. Wave the white flag, it's over. 1 of 1's, bats, autos...sheesh.

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    1. It was tough. It was his least threatening package he sent, but of course it packed the biggest punch.

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  4. After this, I shouldn't even bother sending the box that I have for you.

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    1. JBF is in his own world. Don't mind him, he is insane.

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  5. Every time I started to think "Wow, that's incredible", there were more, more, more, more, more. An incredibly generous act on JBF's part!

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    1. In all seriousness he is about as generous as they come.

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    1. You just have to shake your head sometimes. In fact I do it all the time with JBF.

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  7. The next one makes you submit. #bomb bob #8toshutthegate

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  8. Holy crap!

    You just can't compete with that.

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    1. He has style for sure. The notes get me every time.

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  10. This war has been done right. I've been sitting back, eating some popcorn and altogether just enjoying the posts, but somewhere around the Gerrit Cole auto & patch I dropped my tub. Too much goodness in that bombing!

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    1. Yeah, once I saw the team bag full of 1/1's I knew I was in trouble.

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  11. WHOA! That has to be the most awesome JBF bomb of all time.

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    1. He has sent me so much great stuff over the years I don't know if I can pick a favorite. This one is definitely near the top.

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  12. Send him a slightly creased 89 Topps checklist card In a penny sleeve and call It even.

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    1. I'll throw in a Fleer checklist too just to let him know I mean business.

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  13. That Masterpieces Jason Bay is great, tough pull

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    1. I know, right! I don't have a ton of holes in my Bay collection so that was a card to get excited about.

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