Tuesday, August 16, 2016

6,000 Sox!

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.

Not even a week later Xander here was waiting for me in my mailbox after work.  I'll spare the comment about how awesome people in this hobby are, because I'm starting to sound like a broken record at this point.  Suffice it to say I'm more than excited with the newest addition to my steadily growing Xander Bogaerts collection!

Oh, and because Bob is just that kind of guy he tossed in a trio of pretty amazing bonus Red Sox cards as well, starting with this TCMA Renata Galasso Billy Goodman.  This is only the second card from this set in my collection, period.  Much appreciated.

Accompanying Xander and Billy Goodman in the envelope were two very solid '70s Topps cards, a '79 Yaz...

...and a '71 Rico Petrocelli.  Perhaps the best part about this particular trade package is that it was responsible for bumping me past the 6,000 unique Red Sox cards threshold!

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.


Mark Kaz said...

Congrats on 6k, good buddy! You have an awesome collection, for sure!

arpsmith said...

Congratulations on a significant milestone, 6,000 is an impressive number.

Mark Hoyle said...

Congrats on the milestone, Card show in Mansfield this Sunday

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