The dreaded first day of work after vacation. People shouldn't be allowed to contact you at all while you are gone. Maybe I'll leave an out of office reply next time that each question via email is $20 and voicemail is $50. That way only the really important ones get sent. I swear some people I work with have some kind of upcoming vacation sonar where they will try and track you down right before you leave or right when you return. Can't a guy just ease back into his routine.
You know what makes things better...Cards!
Right before I left Johnny of Johnny's Trading Spot hit me with a bubble mailer packed full of great Pirates.
What makes John's trade packages so fun is that he often hits that mid 90's to early 2000's time frame that has so many holes in my collection. I even collected actively during that time. Must be all the new sets that started up including many that only lasted a year or two.
The first cards that caught my eye were of Jason Kendall. To me Kendall has the best cards of any Pirate in the last 20 years.
Thanks so much John. These were a blast to go through. So many sets that I haven't thought about in years.
Thanks for reading.