If you're one of the folks who has sent me cards in recent weeks, and are wondering why it's taken me so long to acknowledge them, you can thank Billy Kingsley of Cardboard History!
I enjoy reading Billy's blog, and I love his enthusiasm for embracing any and all cards in his collection. Because of this, he's been the recipient of a good percentage of the cards I've purged out of my household over the past couple of years. I've lost track, but have probably sent at least a half dozen fully stuffed flat rate boxes Billy's way at this point.
I do it because I'm glad the cards are going to a place where they'll be appreciated, and I certainly don't expect anything in return. Recently though...
This cube is chock full of Red Sox cards, easily a hundred or more in here. I had a blast thumbing through all of them, checking each one against my existing collection on The Trading Card Database, and scanning and adding any new ones to my Sox collection.
I do want to point out though that even some of the duplicates were really nice cards, like this Xander Bogaerts Bowman RC. As you'll see below, this cube wasn't jammed packed with junk wax commons, it had some cards inside that were much better than what I'd expect to find in a typical re-pack.
Billy, thank you so much for this awesome gift! Now I'm off to compare, scan and sort the contents of the second identically sized cube that was in Billy's package. Yep, this was only one of two. Hope to have round two posted in the next few days. Can't wait to see what gems may await me in the next one.
Thanks as always for stopping by, and enjoy your Saturday!
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