Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas cheer from California

There seems to be a lot of Christmas love being spread around the blogs this year. Oscar, of ATBATT fame, is contributing to that in a very big way by continuing his now annual Operation Cardboard Christmas, which ensures that a lot of bloggers out there will be receiving a mailbox/stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Oscar was kind enough to include me in this year's mailings, which means I now have a few a cards to show off/publicly give thanks for:

The base card portion of the package features representatives from 1988 Pacific Legends, 2011 Topps Lineage, 2016 Archives, and 2017 Archives. I'm pretty sure I have the Kiner, but the other three are new to me.

Here's a really attractive card from the 2011 Topps 60 insert set. I have never seen this one before, but I really dig it.

 A pair of needed horizontal Chasing History inserts.

A trio of needed vertical Chasing History inserts, and even though it's a little hard to tell from the picture, the Koufax is a silver Holo-Foil.

Some needed sparkle in the form of a 2011 Platinum Diamond Anniversary, and a 2013 Emerald Foil.

And closing it out with a pair of needed 2011 Cognac Diamond Anniversary rookies.

Of the last four cards shown, I only have a list up for the Platinum Diamond's (but they are hardly ever mentioned here), and I rarely talk about the Cognac's or the Emerald Foil's (only because I don't come across them very often)... and yet, Oscar knows/remembers of my love for them, which is really awesome, and not to get all sappy here, but it does kind of makes me feel like I'm a part of something special :)

Thank you again for the cards, Oscar! It won't be before Christmas, but I will definitely try to have something headed back in your direction sometime soon.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. Yup, you are part of something special. Sappy or not, it's my pleasure to help you build your collection, in my small and humble way :)

    1. In that case, I must say that this something feels pretty special to be a part of!