Turns out that said proposed transaction came from our very own, Tom, he of the resurgent, The Angels, In Order. And what's more, it wasn't a trade proposal in the traditional sense, it was a blog appreciation gift, or BAG, as the kids might be calling it.
I'm familiar with the RAK (random act of kindness), as I've been fortunate enough to receive a few over the years, but a blog appreciation gift is a new one to me. Are BAG's the new RAK's? If so, I'm all for it. 'Blog appreciation gift' sounds much more meaningful, or at least it does if you're a blogger on the receiving end of one. I suppose it wouldn't have the same effect if you weren't a blogger. See what you're missing non-bloggers. If BAG's are gonna become a thing, that'll be just another reason for everyone to ditch those lesser mediums (Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and start a blog :)
Anyway, this BAG consisted of three cards, including the Bo Extra Bases, which is a card I just saw for the first time in one of Tom's recent posts. I'm mostly only interested in stuff from Bo's playing days, but I never bought any packs of Extra Bases, and I still haven't looked through all of his cards that I might want; so that's how I've apparently been able to go almost 30 years without seeing this particular card. Any other time, this card would be the star of the envelope, but the second card stole the show for me...
And I mentioned that this mailing consisted of three cards, but the third one is for my Portland Beavers collection, and since I don't like to double-dip, I'm gonna hold back on showing that one here and instead use it to dust off my Portland Beavers blog (and start a new series) sometime within the next few weeks.
Many thanks to Tom for the BAG. It was greatly appreciated!