Wes, also known as the uber-generous author of Jaybaerkfan's Junk, sent me a package so large I had to separate it into two posts. Yesterday, I revealed the three team bags full of Cub goodness.
Today, we'll take a crack at dissecting the "Bear".
A Bear? Yeah, that's a little tame for this package, because every card was serial numbered! Holy smokes!
Yep, this one counts for sure. I don't care if the back side neglects Wood or not. I'm up to 316 unique Kerry Wood cards! Woo-Hoo!
More Derrek Lee:
A really sweet looking Mark Grace card featuring him in two different uniforms:
Two more of my favorite players from when they suited up for the Cubs: Jon Leiber and Lance Johnson, aka One Dog.
Since the entire plastic case contained serial numbered cards there was a nice smattering of Topps and Bowman parallels from different years. Many of these were from years in which I wasn't collecting cards so I was pretty excited to find them in the package.
There were plenty of one-time prospects as well, like the Patterson brothers:
Felix Pie... Mmmmm... pie.
Hey, it's Ceda time! (A reference to Ceda's fleeting fame when he was a member of the Peoria Chiefs.)
As you can tell, there was quite a collection of players from a wide assortment of sets and years.
Hall-of-Famers? Wes always includes major stars in his packages.
Fergie Jenkins! The first ever Canadian born player to be elected to the Hall of Fame!
And the icing on the cake: An Ernie Banks autograph with certificate of authenticity.
Seriously, where does Wes find all of these cards? Another blogger hypothesized the other day that Wes may have a printing press in his basement. I don't think that's the case, but if it were true it sure would explain some things!
Thanks for a great package, Wes. It'll take a while to accumulate a return package, but one is most certainly in the works!