Good ol' dayf from Cardboard Junkie sent me a package. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed that he chose not to enclosed a letter after my most recent package to him included a detailed description of some significant assets. Oh well, I can always hope.
Anyway, dayfid sent a pretty awesome little collection of things, including:
A Bobby Higginson card I asked about but still don't understand
Why is Bobby holding up a piece of paper with his name? Can anybody give me more info on this card?
And a 2009 Topps Adam LaRoche that I think is one of the best-looking photos I have ever seen:
and oh, a Mike Schmidt jersey card
Wow, what a sweet card. The black, white, silver and gold motif really works. I love the black Phillies logo. This card is very similar to a Phil Niekro one I sent dayf about 8 months ago. He posted it to his blog but now I can't find it.
And check out this Tino Martinez card:
A bit beat up but still very cool. Dayfid and I had been talking about 2002 Topps Traded relics, and I'm sure that's why he sent me this spiffy card (no, wait, he mailed them before we had that chat...wait a second...does he have spooky powers???) I'm looking for the Eric Young bat card from this set, if anybody has one to trade.
I find the graphic on this card a bit odd. Those 3 white lines connecting the patch to the image are strange. I get the third one--a bat. But the first one is a ball--do they really put hacked up little pieces of ball on some of these cards? And what is in the second image? Is that a glove? No idea. Cool card, though.
Lastly here is a sweet Robin Ventura jersey swatch:
The unorthodox shape of the patch is pretty cool and I'm one of just 3 people on earth who care about Ventura's time with the Yankees, so dayf nailed that one too.
Thanks dayf! Your awesomeness grows each year.