Monday, December 10, 2018

One of My Favorite Follows Sends Me Cards

Peter, the author of Baseball Every Night, is a man after my own heart. I follow him on Twitter and I like everything I've seen so far. When I had to get a new phone I discovered my previous beer App is no longer supported. From Peter's tweets he seems to approve of and I may have to take a look.

He posts some entertaining polls:
Charlie Brown is where it's at by the way.

 He feels the same way about Mondays as I do.

And he enjoys some good food... although, he won't ship such items in a PWE.

But, he will send cardboard in a yellow padded mailer. Can't argue with that!
Man, I enjoy a nice hand-written note. Builds community. Most excellent and most appreciated.

Now, let's take a look at that wrapping job.
Hey, works for me! Just enough tape and paper to keep me guessing what's inside, but not so much it's got me searching for the scissors. It's even some of that festive holiday wrapping paper. Well done, sir. Well done.

Honestly. You shouldn't have!
Peter, you could have stopped right there and I would have been the happy collector this side of P-town. The note AND a Vogelmonster? Awesomesauce.

But, there's more.
Did Peter know I didn't have one solitary 1952 Cubs card in my collection? I do now!  Man, that is glorious!

Here's where it gets interesting.
 STAR produced many card sets back in the later 80's and early 90's, but this is the only one of Ryne SANBERG that I know of. Sandberg is spelled wrong on the front and back of every card, except for one. Even that one, the top left, is spelled incorrectly on the reverse side. Very weird.

2005 Donruss Zenith, anyone? Very modern looking card.

And, now we go more to the retro side of things with a Topps Rookie Cup card from the same year.

Here's where it starts getting fun! My Sandberg collection is GOOD through the 1980s through 1992. Back in middle school, my first trip through the hobby, I bought every card of Ryno I could find at card shows. But, every now and then someone unearths something that fills a hole.
Oh, a 1984 Topps Sticker!  New to me!  Yes!

Oh, check out this one!
 It's a hand-cut card from the 1985 All-Star Game Program!  I didn't even know this existed!

Food-issue oddball?  Yes, please!
I sure wish we could find cards in food products once again!

Speaking of such treasures... here's my favorite of the lot:
 This is a 1986 Dorman's Cheese card. Again, I had no idea this was out there and I know nothing about Dorman's or their cheese. How cool is that? Makes it seem so much more ultra-rare!

Peter, thank you for the cards and generosity. Next time you're traveling through P-town you'll have to let me know. I'd love to buy you a beer and talk baseball and homemade turnovers!


  1. That apple-cranberry turnover looks amazing!

  2. I have never heard of Dorman's Cheese, let alone knew they produced baseball cards. Very cool!

  3. I'm so glad that you got and like the cards. I'm an idiot though as I didn't even realize the misspelling on the STAR cards. And I looked them up and down, this way and that. But, Thanks for writing such a nice post about them and Happy Holidays!

  4. Definitely some cool cards. Fun stuff.