Mark, my first cousin once removed, has been mentioned on the blog a few times within the last two years. We met at a relative's art show in Wisconsin a couple of summers ago. At that time Mark gifted me a couple boxes of baseball goodness, which included lots of brilliant cardboard, a bat, and a book on Sadaharu Oh. Last year he sent me a really sweet program from the Library of Congress' baseball exhibit from Washington D.C.
Today, well, he sent me a simple plain white envelope (PWE). Here's a picture of the note.
There's a couple of things to make mention of here. One, I love the ☮💓⚾ at the closing. Second, here's the link to the post about Roberto, who is one of my school's wonderful custodians. Third, Mark is a retired high school math teacher and I love the 10^99 reference at the end. One more... how about the blue tape! Woo-Hoo!
Lastly, I will not be upgrading. Legit vintage from a relative? It doesn't get any better than that for this collector.
It was only a couple of posts ago I made this statement on my first Hall of Fame Binder post:
Huh, if that's not some unintended foreshadowing.
Are you sitting down?
Yeah, you better sit down.
I'm sure glad I was when I opened up this PWE!
A genuine 1964 Topps card of Muscles . . . The Commerce Comet . . . The Mick . . . Mickey Mantle!
This one is going to sit on my desk for a little while before it gets safely tucked into my HOF Binder. So cool. I can't stop looking at it!
Thank you, Mark, for such a terrific surprise!