The Legend

The Legend

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Delay of Game

Early on I learned that the best way for me to keep my incoming trade packages organized is by keeping them sealed until I'm ready to scan.  While this takes some restraint, it helps prevent anarchy on my desk.  Stacks can develop and before you know it Mount Cardmore erupts.

A few days back I got the dreaded did you receive my envelope email from Matt (Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits).  I knew right away I hadn't seen it.  Knowing that my system usually prevents this kind issue I was worried it may have been lost in the mail.  Before writing it off, I also knew that depending on the arrival date it may have shown up at peak Wes madness.  Thankfully the latter was true.

My wife did a little examination of the office area and found them hidden behind our filing cabinet. Wes sends so much mail that it caused my envelopes to collapse.  So my apologies to Matt.  Ultimately I'm just happy he mentioned something as it could have been lodged back their for the foreseeable future.

Let's take a look what was inside after the two month hibernation.

 A few extra months obviously didn't hurt this 51 Bowman.  What a great card.
 When Matt told me he sent me this card I immediately worried that I mixed his trade package up with Wes as he sent this one as well.  Thankfully it was just a coincidence. I don't have many Pens autos in my collection so even if it is a duplicate I'm very happy to add more.
 Failed prospect collecting could keep a Pirate fan busy a long time.  I have a lot of fun adding these type of cards these days.
 I'm pro diecut cards so this is right up my alley.

 Fingers crossed for some more Cervelli cards this year.  He is off to a great start and may earn an All Star birth.
A few years ago I bought a box of T206 and had a blast.  The Giles is my favorite since he has the short lived red bill Pirates hat.

Thanks for the cards Matt!  Sorry for the delay and thanks so much for reaching out.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Hey, that's former Hiroshima Carp number two starter Bryan Bullington you're talking about.

  2. I never knew that A&G did any die-cut cards!

  3. Damn, glad you found it. Those were some cool cards!

  4. I feel bad for anyone who sends you something while Wes is raining down JBF bombs. At least you uncovered this buried treasure eventually. The '51 Bowman is awesome, and the Bullington auto is cool, too.

  5. Nice Bullington. He made my sports bust hof back in 2010.

  6. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! It's been found! That makes me happy. Can't have an original Bowman just go up and missing on us! :p