Matthew, from Bob Walk the Plank, is still alive! If you missed it, he took part in an already legendary war with Jaybarkerfan's Junk earlier this spring. The posts from the two uber-generous bloggers featured endless photos of vintage cards, parallels, serial numbered cards, relics, autos, and actual jerseys. Simply put, it was EPIC.
Matthew put up a noble fight, but undoubtedly he is probably licking his wounds right now. I heard that Wes is actually the great nephew of Sy Berger*, which obviously sheds some light on how JBF can dole out such large masses of cardboard goodness.
Speaking of cardboard goodness:
392 unique Kerry Wood cards. The Donruss Elite die cut is numbered 23/66 and the Diamond King is 83/100. That's some high quality stuff right there!
There was some gold in the package from the sea turtle set. I'm pretty sure Mike Olt got Wally Pipped by Kris Bryant. I mean, seriously . . . I think Bryant's homer this past Tuesday punctured a hole in the ozone layer.
Kim DeJesus' husband.
Lastly, we have a stripey Mark Prior relic and a neat Generations card from the 2004 Donruss Throwback Threads set.
I must say, it's pretty cool to receive packages from some of the "big dogs" of our little blogopshere community. Thanks for thinking of me, Matthew! My next post will sport cards from quite possibly the biggest name in baseball card blogging. Stay tuned!
(* = Yes, I totally just made that up. But it would certainly explain some things, wouldn't it?