Monday, July 15, 2013

The Card Raven Flies Through Rhode Island

A few weeks ago, maybe even a couple of months ago now, I got a surprise package in the mailbox from Michael, aka The Card Raven.

Inside were a bunch of Red Sox singles, and I needed close to 20 of them for my growing collection, including this very shiny Carl Crawford insert...

...and a very shiny Youkilis insert from the same set.

My very first Darren Bragg card, from the 1997 Collector's Choice set.

This one may have seemed like nothing but a common when Michael tossed it in the package, and it is just that in the strict sense, but this card signifies an interesting event in Red Sox history.  On April 12th of 1992, the same year this card hit shelves, Matt tossed a no-hitter for Boston against the Cleveland Indians.  Never heard of him?  That's because he walked 7 batters and was victim to a fielding error as well as quite a few stolen bases, all of which added up to two runs for Cleveland and the 8-inning no-hit loss for Young.

I must not have purchased more than a pack or two of Allen & Ginter in 2010, because I have precious few Sox and I think the ones I do have all came in trade...


A duo of John Marzano cards, sort of depressing to learn while writing this post that he died at age 45 from falling down a flight of stairs...

Go ahead and take the code, assuming Michael didn't use it already!

Happy to get another version of one of my favorite cards of 2013.  If Middlebrooks' at bats in 2013 had been as good as this photo, he'd probably be with the Red Sox right now instead of in AAA.




Trio of 1991 Topps.  I wish they would bring manager cards back to the base set...

I'm a sucker for the early '90s Conlon cards, and didn't have this one from the 1992 set.



Closing things out with three from the junk wax era, including two from one of the most obnoxious sets ever, 1991 Fleer.

Thanks for the cards Michael, sorry it took me so long to post.  These were a big help in getting closer to my goal of 2,000 unique Red Sox cards by year's end.  I'm pretty low on Mets right now but hopefully I'll have enough for a return package soon...

2 comments:

buckstorecards said...

I learned that about Marzano a week or two back. He's an honoured member of my 2.14 binder, and I was looking over a huge list of 2.14 birthdays to find other candidates only to notice a death date next to his name.

Michael Chase said...

Always glad to help out and no rush on that return package!

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