I'm not sure, but I'm not complaining! This one has been sitting on my desk for over a week now as I've been waiting for a good moment to rip it open. Nick, such a thoughtful blogger, always hits on my collection needs. I knew it would contain some high quality Cubs mojo.
Let's dive in with soft cornered vintage. Is there any better kind of vintage? No. No, there is not.
Rizzo! He's turned himself into the face of the franchise and I couldn't be happier. Yes, I know Arrieta is having a bullish year and Kris Bryant is the poster child of the youth movement, but Rizzo is one of the biggest offensive producers in the league AND he's one of the main leaders on the team.
|Swiped from the Twittah|
I wouldn't call it a true vintage Santo card, because it was made after he retired Yet, it was made in the late 70s, which is petty dated. #firstworldproblems For what it's worth, it's a gorgeous card, but also somewhat perplexing. Why? Look at the number on the bat nob. 23? Odd. Maybe someone like Wrigley Wax has an answer for that one?
Here's the beginning of a nice little run of Kerry Wood cards. This was the only Wood duplicate in the PWE and another strong contestant for my Cubs FrankenSet. A thick Bowman Heritage card from 2005.
And the rest! Ten new additions in all!
The Kerry Wood Collection now sits at 419. Awesome!
I think this is a Topps Finest card, at least that's what it mentions in the etched text behind Wood on the front of the card. The back lists some of the best pitchers from 1998 and Kerry is #2 on the list.
The last Wood card is this wonderful Statistical Standout relic from Leaf. I like the horizontal stripe on the jersey swatch. We don't seem them like that very often.
Lastly, the note. I love when bloggers use blue painter's tape AND write a quick note. Nick did both.
Nick, thanks for a great PWE. I'll keep saving cards for you while take your time deciding on a Bieber victim! Go Cubs!