A package arrived in the mail from Collective Troll, the likes of which haven’t been seen in these parts since a few minutes earlier when I opened Grand Card’s package , and it contained a wide assortment of goodies. If you were like me, you were beginning to wonder if CT’s behemoth riparino was ever going to end, but we all know how life can get in the way of things, and eventually that day came when the fruits of his labor were scattered like debris upon the waves of the USPS.
the shipwreck washed ashore here — a slew of junk wax, some 2010 Heritage, a pack of ’89 Topps Mini League Leaders, 2004 Fleer National Trading Card Day, a couple Classic Best minor leaguers, some various newer stuff, and a nice little pile of 70s-80s O-Pee-Chee
I hardly knew where to start. There are no Twins in the Fleer National Trading Day set (Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra, Jose Reyes, Brett Favre, Marshall Faulk, Vince Carter, Carmelo Anthony, Yao Ming), so if anyone wants to trade for it, let’s talk. The rest have been organized into smaller piles, shuffled, sorted, and reminisced over.
clockwise, from top left: 1994 Topps Stadium Club Golden Rainbow #670 Scott Leius — say, did I ever tell you how on his birthday my youngest brother caught a Leius HR? Yeah, I thought so; 2007 Topps Opening Day Diamond Stars #DS13 Justin Morneau, boy that didn’t scan well; 1984 O-Pee-Chee #322 Ken Schrom; 2010 Topps Heritage #354 Twins Team
Interesting that I picked up two missing 1994 Stadium Club Golden Rainbow cards from my wantlist from two separate trades on the same day. And although I (surprisingly) only needed two of the O-Pee-Chee cards, several were better centered than ones I already had. The junk wax will work their way here to build team sets.
Sir Troll, it was worth the wait. There’s a good chance some mail will find its way in your direction before too long as well…