Depending how much you visit this site, you may or may not have picked up on the fact that I love when other bloggers take the time to write a hand-written note. Notes always earn
Gavin, then here's the scouting report on him: "Superior trading partner within our cardboard community whose attention to detail and creativity is second to none." Plus, he uses blue tape with pull tabs! (Pull tabs were on the other side. You'll have to trust me!)
Here's another Kid K card and he's matched up with one of my favorite Astros of all-time in Lance Berkman.
Stadium Club is such a treat. And hey, a refractor of Cubs pitching prospect. I'll take those all day.
Here's an autograph from Bowman Platinum of a pitching prospect, Trevor Clifton, who seems to have taken a step back in AAA this year. Regardless, it's till a pretty sweet card!
Moving right along... here's where the package shifts into overdrive.
I busted a couple boxes of Swell a few years back and walked away with a complete set from each box. That's the way it should be done if you ask me.
What's great about these photos on Gavin's customs is that they are all ones I have never seen before. And, I've scrolled through a bunch of Vogelbach pictures during my free time.
Here's the variation card. Gorgeous baseball sky and a shot of Vogelbach obviously contemplating whether or not it's good for the environment when he obliterates unsuspecting baseballs with his bat.
It never struck me he was making customs of the Vogelmonster for me! Blogger rule.
Here's a quick taste of the Conlon customs Gavin has put together to help fill the holes in my HOF Binder. Hilton Smith was featured just a couple of weeks ago on my blog... I needed a card... and now I have one!
Here's the HOFers which I get to add to my binder. Fun-fun! I can't wait to page these cards up!
Oh, one more picture. Here's the back of the note Gavin sent.
Gavin, thank you for your time and thoughtfulness with this trade package. You went way over the top and I tip my cap to you, good sir. Your contributions to my "based ball" card collection will not soon be forgotten! Thanks again!