Adam, at ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession, is back from a brief blogging hiatus and he recently held a contest asking for guesses on the total for a purchase. With losing to lose I tossed a number out there. Somehow I wound up being only 43 cents off with my guess.
Shocked as I was at the time, I was doubly so when Adam sent me an email saying he wiped out my Top 5 Most Wanted Cards list from my blog.
I don't load up my wanted list with pricey cards so I'm not shocked when one finds its way to my mailbox in a PWE. But, all five? At once? That's just some super generosity right there.
Let's take a quick look at what Adam planned to ship me as a prize package:
|Top 6? Poor time for a typo!|
The package arrived yesterday and boy was I hyped up when the mailman drove off! (Yes, I've kind of been rushing to the window, like a six year old, waiting to see if my prize package had arrived.)
Here we go, in order:
#1) 2018 Diamond Kings, #25 -- Ernie Banks "Let's Play Two" Variation
#2) 2019 Topps, #525 -- Ryne Sandberg SP
#3) 2019 Topps 150 Years Greatest Players, #GP-13 -- Ryne Sandberg
#4) 2019 Topps Faces of the Franchise, #FOF-6 -- Bryant/Banks/Sandberg
#5) 2019 Topps 150 Years Greatest Moments, #GM-22 -- Anthony Rizzo
Here's the picture I'm referring to:
Those five cards, by themselves put me on cloud nine. I mean, how much awesomeness can one Cub fan endure from a package?
But, wait. There's more!
1985 Topps is such an underrated design and Willson is my favorite current Cub.
And what's this?
Last card and it's a jaw-dropper:
Wow. Just wow.