I received a package from Brian, of Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary, right before we were set to take off for our vacation to Belize. Usually I'm pretty good about getting things posted shortly after they arrive, but this box would have to wait until 2019. And yes, it was a box.
|Hugo's resolution for 2019 is to sit in more boxes.|
Apparently Brian purchased a box of 2017 Gypsy Queen, featuring Schwarber and Bryant, and has been slowly filling it with Cubs Goodness to send my way.
The 1991 ProCards, set, above, is new to my collection. This 1989 promotional giveaway set is most definitely not. My copy of the set is . . . ahem . . . very well-loved.
|Names you may recognize from the '89 Chiefs.|
|Some of my favorites from the '89 season, spot-lighted by Elvin Paulino and Eddie Williams' smile.|
Vintage team cards are great. Team cards that have Yosh Kawano on them go in the binder! Yosh is on the far left in the blue top.
"Smiling Stan" Hack and Gabby Hartnett each have pages in my binders. The 1979 Hack is a wonderful card I didn't know existed!
Bowman Buyback? Sure, why not!
Oddballs? Yes, please!
A parallel of a parallel? The card on the top is the Holiday parallel of the 2017 Topps Anthony Rizzo card.
More parallels! Donruss has gone completely overboard with their variations the last couple of years.
Nomah! He also has a page in my favorite Cubs binder, but only Cubs cards!
A new Ryno! I'm now up to 919 different Sandbergs in my collection and this 2015 Stadium Club gold parallel represents the second card Brian has contributed to my Ryno collection over the years.
Inserts? Heck yeah! I didn't have any of these inserts from 2017.
Past Cubs greats:
Topps Bunt! This package just keeps getting better and better!
More parallels! I love me some Willson Contreras!
More inserts! Personally, I'd like to know how much Franklin had to fork over to get included as an insert set in Topps.
This is a beautiful card of Bryant at Spring Training. Just gorgeous!
Hey, I've been
Bat relic of the guy people once nicknamed Messiah Mark. What a crazy time that was to be a Cubs fan.
Carl Edwards! Topps went all in on Edwards autographs a few years back. I probably have a handful already, but I'll gladly take a new one!
No package would be complete with a card of The Hawk. Great ball player and an even better man.
Another parallel! Holy Cow, look at Bruce Sutter's cheek!
More Willson! Holiday snowflake relic thingy! Woo-Hoo!
And wow, such a super thick card to round things out! This is a "Team Ring" manu-relic card celebrating the 1958 Cubs and Ernie Banks.
Hey! It's Kevin Roberson showing you some love for making it all the way through this picture heavy trade post!
Brian, thanks for such a great package. I've been stashing a few Twins cards for you, but I think I'll have to add to your stack considering the quality and quantity of the Cubs goodness you sent my way! I'll hit you up soon... maybe even later today. (Checks tracking number.) Wait USPS delivers on Sunday now?
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your first week of 2019 is treating you right!