And now for the three buybacks that I found in the envelope...
1979 Topps #129 - Marty Pattin
I have to like a guy who played for both the Seattle Pilots and the Boston Red Sox over the course of his career. Marty was damn effective in his two seasons in Boston as well, with 32 total wins (plus he came this close to tossing a no-hitter). I didn't have a #129 buyback for this project yet, so this one is a hit!
1990 Topps #268 - Rob Murphy
I was extremely excited to find this Rob Murphy buyback in the package. Joe hit a total home run with this one given that the Red Sox are my favorite team, and that 1990 Topps is the first baseball set that I collected. I think he even made a comment in his note to me that this card was just screaming to be sent my way. I was all but certain that Murphy would end up in the franken-set binder, but I found this card already in slot 268:
1987 Topps #140 - Bret Saberhagen
Rounding out the group is a nice '87 Topps Saberhagen. A great card that came out right in the middle of Saberhagen's prime (he won the AL Cy Young Award two years before this and two years after). Great stuff, and best of all 140 is a number I was missing previously so this card makes the binder.
Two out of three is pretty impressive at this point in the project, and that 1990 that got rejected is easily one of the highlights of my reject box to date. Thanks for another fantastic PWE Joe, I'll get another one headed your way shortly in return!
Franken-set Progress: 340/792 (43%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 127
Total Buybacks in Collection: 467