Let's start off with the items not mentioned in the title. How about a purple freakin' ROCK SHOULDERS to get us going!
Yeah! What a way to start a mailer! Rock, a former Cubs farmhand, was sent to Texas in 2015 and last year he played in nine games for the Joliet Slammers of the independent Frontier League. Unfortunately, I think his time in professional baseball has just about come to a close.
Next up, another parallel:
Darwin is still kicking it in the big leagues, having played five different positions last year with Toronto. (You will win 100 baseball nerd points if you can name all five positions without looking it up. Bloggers named Wrigley Wax are not eligible to participate.)
On to the Kerry portion of the program!
Of the 485 card in my Kerry Wood collection, Gavin has gifted me a dozen of those. Thanks for taking the time to find ones I need for my binder!
And here come the Customs . . .
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these two.
Next up are a couple of sweet cards of Daniel Vogelbach:
I'm over 100 cards of The Vogelmonster and he has his own binder. Don't judge me!
I asked Gavin for a favor and he really responded. I needed a card marking Vogelbach's trade to Seattle.
Gavin, thanks for the thoughtful package and all the time and effort you put into your customs. You've made me one happy collector of cardboard!
Oh, and for what it's worth, there's one custom from Gavin I haven't show yet. I think it deserves it's own post, which I'll put together when things slow down here on the blog.
As always, thanks for stopping by!