I Love the Smell of Cardboard in the Morning. It was a great example of the fact that I collect much more than just Boston Red Sox cards.
For example, almost anything really shiny is going to catch my eye, which is probably why I went crazy for the Chrome Update cards that Topps included in those "Holiday Mega Boxes" last year. I'm trying to collect the entire 50-card set, and this Noah Syndergaard RC was the biggest name I had left to track down! In fact, I had a copy in my cart on COMC and was making some offers when this package arrived. Obviously, Tim hit the nail on the head with this one.
a few years ago now.
Of course, Tim did include some great Red Sox cards in the package as well...
on his blog, and I concur that the design is dizzying to say the least.
the other autographed card that I have of his. I also find it interesting that I've always seen his first name spelled with just one 'L', like it is at the top of this card, yet his signature here is Willy with two? Either way, dude could mash the ball on the rare occasion when his bat connected.
Oh yeah, and there was one more non-Red Sox card to be found, and a pretty nice one at that:
Some Teammates For Brooks, 1960 Edition - Collecting a 1960 Topps team set for the Orioles wasn’t much of a priority for me… until Sir Nick of the Dime Boxes sent me this 1960 Topps Brooks Robinson...