Running at full warp power here this week. Stay tuned for consecutive posts!
Piling on to my Michigan haul last week were two packages in the mail.
I had sent a message to Tom from The Angels In Order that I had found some of his wants in my continuing quest to find collectors who need certain teams. There are several teams that are much more numerous in my trade boxes than others, and the Angels are one of them. I wasn't able to send Tom an 800 count box or anything, but did strike a few off for him. In response, Tom sent me just as interesting an array of list hits.
From 1995 E-Motion, Boggs and Jeter. I'm always glad to knock Jeter off of any want list. He appears the most often.
Some of those Homerun Heroes from 1992 Upper Deck. Yes, it is incredible that I still need things like these. I saw some in Michigan, but didn't realize I had listed them. Got a few anyway!
Four from 2007 Bowman Heritage. These are really nice, especially since three of them are the "no facsimile auto" versions that are short prints. And Travis Buck for the A's is really having a good time.
Two nice additions to 2009 Heritage. These are short prints too, which all late additions to Heritage are....
And finally, a couple unrelated but appreciated finds. Unmarked team card from 1977 football. And a very rare retail-only insert to 2012 Archives - the 1982 style In Action of Cal Ripken. Can't usually find those kinds of things to buy from a vendor, so trades are really the only way to go. Thanks Tom!
Chris from The [Pedestrian] Collector had posted about women in sports and responded to my request to build up my Washington Capitals team collection. He came through with a varied selection of Caps from every part of their history.
The one non DC player is a list hit from 2008-09 Upper Deck Young Guns. The rest are the most current Caps from the Ovechkin era, plus a OPC Platinum Gartner. It's always interesting to me that some of the old Caps stars really are regarded with the greats of the game. I didn't watch the Caps consistently until about 2008, so I have little reference to the stars of earlier teams.
Anyway, Thanks Chris for bolstering the ranks of my Caps collection. I will still look out for more women athletes to send you.