This is one of those times.
In my Testing the Waters post I reviewed the contents of the first box from the Kraken that Wes had sent me. I somehow overlooked an entire team bag of cards. How does one do manage to do that when it's a 200-count box? I have no idea.
Let's see what I missed!
Five copies of a card that features my two favorite Chicago Cubs of all time? Quintuple Check.
Autographs of former Cubs prospects? Heck yeah! Yes, missed them, too.
More Fukudome love? Check. Actually, lots of Kosuke Fukudome love.
Believe it, or not, but all four of the relics on the right are duplicates in my Fukudome collection. What's even tougher to digest is that Wes has now sent me two copies of three of those cards!
The 2010 Topps Finest card, below on the left, is probably one of better card designs I have seen in awhile. A quality picture overlaying a shiny background featuring the Cubs logo are what makes this card for me.
|Maybe you can see why I was confused?|
Free time has been so short as of late it has been nearly a week since I opened Box #1, and when I opened what I thought was Box #2 I saw another huge stack 1975 SSPC cards. I assumed that this stack of SSPC cards was the same ones from Box #1 and that I missed a second team bag of Cubs goodness.
Thus the blog post talking about all of the cards I missed from Box #1. Anyone else confused?
In short, there are two boxes with large stacks of 1975 SSPC cards and each had one team bag of Cubs inside. Yet, I just wrote this entire post as though I only opened one box. Yikes.
Three things going through my head right now:
1. How many of these 1975 SSPC cards do I now own?
2. I need to find more time for my hobby so this type of bologna doesn't happen.
3. Wes is probably laughing his head off. (And rightfully so!)