I was floored by James' generosity when his trade package arrived. Let's take a look!
Young Bruce Sutter... nice. My only copy of the '78 Sutter had to go in my '78 set, so I was pretty stoked to have another one to place in my Cubs binder. The 1980 card with Sutter sportin' the powder blue uniforms with white pinstripes is just magnificent. I really like how Sutter's leg kick is nearly parallel to the two banners AND his autograph.
Here we have two of my favorite boys from the 1969 team: Don Kessinger and Glenn Beckert. I have mini collections of both players and these will make fantastic additions.
As far as my player collections go all of the following were hits:
Glenallen Hill seemed to one bad dude when he played for the Cubs, but in the fierce competitor way, not in the PR nightmare way. Fujikawa is a guy I got behind early and he's getting some love in the 2014 sets, which I don't quite understand. Hopefully, he'll truly merit a card before too long.
A Ryno coin and a mini sticker card of Wild Thing. A Ryno and a Wild Thing. I'm sure there's a pun there somewhere I'm missing.
Other favorites and why: EY because of his smile, Henry Rodriguez because he reminds of "Oh Henry!" candy bars, Bob Dernier because a friend of mine knows him personally, and Ryan Dempster because he's such a cut-up. The Hawk? No explanation necessary in my mind. He's The Hawk!
Lastly, two of the prospects I'm hoping will pan out in the near future: Arismendy Alcantara and Junior Lake.
James, this was a stellar return package! Thanks so much for the cards!