It's funny how the blogosphere works. Sometimes a new blog pops up, and it seems like I'm in touch with the author and arranging a trade almost instantly. Other times, I enjoy a blog for years before ever making contact with its owner. The latter was the case with Joe Shlabotnik of the fantastic blog The Shlabotnik Report.
I've been enjoying Joe's work (and his amazing custom card sets) for what seems like forever now, but only recently did we get around to swapping some cards. If the PWE that Joe sent along is any indication, he's certainly trying to make up for lost time!
After missing all of last year due to injury, Jose is swinging the bat well again this year for Detroit. He's never going to provide a ton of power, but his .313 average is good for 13th in all of MLB. Seems he's here to stay, which I'm happy about. Definitely one of those players I'll always root for whenever he's not playing against Boston.
new to him, and he did the same for me! I had never seen these early '90s Pro Set cards, but I'm a fan. There are so few sets it seems that feature English football clubs, so I treasure any and all that I can accumulate. I'm not sure if Joe knew this, or is just a really good guesser/lucky, but Liverpool is my favorite EPL team too!
I only started really following EPL the last five years or so, so I confess that I don't know much about Peter Beardsley. Looks like I've got some research to do courtesy of this PWE...
Know who this guy is?
Joe, this was a terrific PWE, you really hit the nail on the head with all of these cards. Hopefully there will be white envelopes going back and forth between Shoebox Legends and The Shlabotnik Report headquarters for years to come!
Surprise #2 finally revealed - I am* finally* ready to reveal the second surprise I had up my sleeve for the Cardboard History Gallery. I didn't expect it to take as long as it did, but ...