A few months back I reunited with an old collecting acquaintance from Morgantown. Kin of Bean's Ballcard Blog is pretty well known on Twitter and saw me posting some WVU pictures. After a few messages we realized we knew each other and ran in the same collecting circles in the early 2000's. The power of social media! Recently Kin started up a blog to promote his personal collection. Check it out here.
A few weeks back Kin sent word that he was going to be shipping off some cards my way. Sounds good to me! Little did I know it would resemble a Jaybarker Fan priority mail bombing.
Here is a nice aerial view of all the cards Kin sent. I'll showoff some of my favorites below.
Nice throwback photo on the Topps Unique card. In case you don't know Unique was one of those super premium sets that centered around mega hits. Quick story..
A couple years back a seller had a Nate Mclouth patch/auto that I wanted really bad. After a ton of negotiating he finally just sent me a message and said he had bought a case of Unique and was trying to recoup some money. He basically said the amount the money I was offering was fair, but he just couldn't take that big of loss. Could you imagine your case hit being Nate Mclouth on a super premium case bust.....yikes. The card finally went off eBay after close to 6 months.
The Slash Metal card and the Le'Veon Bell are my favorites here.
It was really cool to see Gyorko have a nice balance back year with the Cardinals last year. That power and position flexibility will keep him in the league a long time.
Really appreciate the generosity Kin. I will try and find good homes for the other stuff you sent my way that wasn't Pirates/Pens/Steelers/WVU. I'll have to think of something unique to hit you back with.
Thanks for reading.