This is music to my collecting ears...."Hey can I have your address, I have some cards for you." Such was the case when Nick Vossbrink shot me a message on Twitter. Give his blog and Twitter account a follow.
Nick was involved in a couple of breaks where the randomizer gave him the Buccos. Big virtual high five for thinking of me. Maybe looking at my Pirate gibberish brainwashed you. Either way these were awesome to sort through.
I like variety so I'm a fan. They had retired players, interesting photos, cool autos and Ricardo Rincon!
PACIFIC! A while back I wrote and ode to Pacific. It's quirky and I love it.
The legend oriented sets from Panini always seem like their best effort. Checklist wise this is where they blow Topps out of the water. Always lots of prewar players who don't get near as much hobby love.
I often times fall into rabbit hole of looking a player up on baseball reference or some similar site and sure enough I waste 30 minutes to an hour. When looking up Taveras you get a nice glimpse of how the game has changed and rosters are constructed.
He played in the majors for 11 years, 6 of which he received close to regular playing time. In those 11 years he accumulated about 2 WAR. Yikes!
Thanks for all the cards Nick. You are a 10 WAR trader. So much better than Frank Taveras :)
Thanks for reading!