Recently I received a great little care package from Commishbob, whose work on The Five Tool Collector is on my daily reading list. A few weeks back I read a post on the '59 Topps All-Stars-inspired Topps Throwback Thursday set. This is one of those 6-card sets that Topps has been printing up each week for a limited window of time, similar to Topps Now. In this particular case just under 1,000 sets were printed up.
Well, in Bob's post he was practically taunting me when he wrote, and I quote, "Bogaerts was the only card I didn't have a use for.". I shamelessly commented that I'd love a shot at trading for it, as I had agonized over picking up a copy of this set but ultimately couldn't justify the $19.99 price tag given that Bogaerts' card was really the only one I wanted.
Bob, it was very generous of you to send me your spare Bogaerts card; it has definitely found a good home for many years to come. The throw-in cards really put this over the top, thank you so much! It's been busy here but I should have something headed your way by this weekend to convey my thanks.
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