When Billy Kingsley of Cardboard History showed his Secret Santa package on the way out, it looked familiar to me because I had just taken a photo of it myself after pulling it out of my mailbox!
Now you get to see what was inside!
Two nicely wrapped stacks, complete with the proper tape job. Note says "I am your Secret Santa this year. Sorry it took so long to arrive. I had to wait for COMC! Hope you enjoy!"
"Took so long"? Dude, don't be sorry, it arrived before the 20th! It's all good! :)
So let's unwrap 'em and see what "Santa" brought...
The Strasburg that you can see in the package photo. Cool card of the WS MVP for sure.
Some more recent World Champions from Washington! Spanning the ages from the current guys (and some recently departed), back to the old school guys from the early 90's.
First set killer! The final Topps AAF card for the base set and one of my top wants. Not sure why this dude was so elusive, but so glad to have it. AAF cards have been surprisingly scarce at shows. Now just have to find the inserts!
Bam! Bam! Two more shots to the top wants list! A couple New York fellows from 1998 Donruss (actually a base card), and the blue version of Mr. All Rise. Both also set killers. Sweet! I've got a whole mess of Jeter singles on my lists, but they're so hard to find, even in a batch of nothing but Jeters.
And rounding out the most wanteds, the last box topper from 2016 A&G, Big Papi. Wonder if he found another job yet?
And finally, probably the coolest cards in the package, but not unexpected considering the source. These World Of Wheels are really fascinating. I especially like the '53 Chrysler. That era is my favorite right now. I look at listings for early '50s Pontiacs, DeSotos, and Cadillacs all the time. Might have to peruse the listings on this set to see if I should go after a bunch (or the whole set?).
Thanks a lot, Billy! Couldn't have asked for better selections, and the cars were a nice signature touch!