Thursday, March 26, 2015

A New Way to Pack a PWE

One of my favorite blogs to read is Baseball Card Breakdown.  It's author, Gavin, is a regular cornucopia of creativity.   I mentioned recently in the comments section that I would be interested in a couple of cards Gavin was showing off on his blog. Today a PWE arrived in my mailbox.

The cards within the business style envelope were protected by a brochure for the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.  I hit up the factory and absolutely loved the tour. If you're ever in Kentucky I would definitely suggest it.
That's a pretty effective and brilliant way to ensure the safety of beloved cardboard.  I told you Gavin was creative.

A Heritage box top was the first thing that slid out of the brochure.  RYNO! . . . In a Phillies uniform.  Bleck. 

But hey, it still goes in the collection! Honestly, I'm glad Sandberg is not the manager of the Cubs.  I would have hated to see him not succeed like many of his talented managerial predecessors who also came up short, like Lou Piniella and Dusty Baker.  And while we're being honest... it's the Cubs... and they've been bad.  Ryno would not have been given much to work with.  His legacy as a Cub would have been tarnished and that would have been VERY tough to take.

After adding the 2001 Donruss Classics card the Sandberg collection now stands at 758 unique cards.  The KW is a dupe, but numbered die cuts are pretty sweet and the card is greatly appreciated!

Is Mark Prior pointing to the shortstop to let him know that's where he's going with a come-backer to start a twin killing?  This one is numbered 835 out of 850.  I wonder if one of the other 850 people out there have asked this question.

Lastly, I read that Chris Denorfia is dealing with some hamstring issues, which may mean at Matt Szczczczczczur may make the Cubs opening day roster. 
 Szczczczczczczur is a former Peoria Chief and an easy guy to root for. 

If you don't know his story, and you have about 11 minutes to kill, then watch the video.  Quite a young man.

Thanks for the cards Gavin!  I literally have your return package sitting on the passenger seat of my car...  it's actually been there for two days as I've been trying my best to make it to the Post Office.  Sometimes life gets in the way. Hold on, it'll make it to you in short time!


  1. Prior is pointing to the bull pen say "You are going to come in when I blow out my arm this week."

  2. Thanks for the kind words, and glad you like the cards! Don't forget about the best part of the PWE: the Cubs toploader! I guess you must be saving that for its own post. Understandable.

  3. I can admit it that vid on this kid made me tearry cuz I have a baby girl that age ... Thanks for putting this up. And now you sir have made me a HUGE fan of his