I've been fortunate in that I have had a great post holiday run of getting cards in the mail. Some were expected while others such as my most recent package from Chris (The Collector) was a pleasant surprise. Chris said that he found some cool cards on COMC that he wanted to ship my way. No complaints here!
Leaf Certified is probably classified as one of those sets you either love or hate. For Pirate collectors I think you have to love it. The checklists were unique even if the parallels are maddening.
I've been on a nice Craig Wilson kick lately. Pirates aren't well represented in sets in the mid 2000's. Many are Jason Bay or bust so finding auctions for players like Wilson are few and far between. Thanks to Chris my hot streak continues!
Of the more recent retired player oriented sets I would probably choose Greats of the Game as my favorite. Clean design and perfect for autos.
I'm not sure if it is right to call the Topps 206 underrated, but I did like it a bunch. It seems like most in our community like it as well.
This framed Giles auto is pretty sweet.
Thanks so much for the cards Chris. You cherry picked from some of my favorite sets of all time!
Thanks for reading.