Mail Day — And It’s Not Factory Sealed

Among the bills and junk mail were a couple packages (for me, not Mo or K!), and turns out they were from Scott at Hand Collated, and AdamE at Thoughts & Sox.

AdamE’s was basically a “thanks for the Virdon card; hope you’re still alive” envelope, but it had sweet 2008 Topps Chrome Refractor Morneau, a Carew reprint, and a Topps Puckett rookie – nice! Although I already have Kirby’s card, I know I can turn it around this summer “up Nort'” for some quality stuff.

In addition, Scott had some cards as part of this trade, and the delay was no problem. Wiped from the wantlists were some Gold, Red Letter, Gold Foil, and Wal-Mart Black Border Topps parallels from the past few years, as well as a few others.

clockwise, from top left:  2009 Topps ToppsTown Gold #TTT26 Joe Mauer; 2008 Topps Update Gold #UH115 Mike Lamb [0157/2008]; 2009 Topps Wal-Mart Black Border #212 Denard Span; 2008 Topps Gold Foil #626 Mike Redmond

I love incoming mail, and a double arrival is twice as nice. I have a couple more trades on the horizon, and they will be equally anticipated.

As a note, I decided to try create a portal here on my blog to my insect photo collection: you can see my attempt by clicking INSECTS at the top of the page. I’ve had the old homepage hosted at with my genealogy pages, somewhat taking advantage of Ancestry’s hospitality. Someday when I’m not as cheap, and better know what I’m doing, I’ll uproot the whole thing and locate it where it better belongs. Meanwhile, enjoy!


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