Before I started this blog, I made a trade with Texas native Rich Klein (yes, the Rich Klein of "Rich's Ramblings" fame; if you haven't already, you should check out his column on SportsCollectorsDaily.com). The deal was simple. I sent Rich some pre-war cards that didn't fit my collection and in return he put together a box of Blue Jays cards covering 1977-2014.
|This was on my porch this morning|
Here are a couple additional photos to give you an idea of just how many cards were actually in this box. And as you may well have imagined, any plans I had of getting stuff done around the house today were basically shot. I spent a solid couple of hours just looking through these cards. Cataloging them will take me weeks, but I at least ripped through quickly and found the pre-1995 Topps and Upper Deck cards to update my posted wantlists. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Had you asked me yesterday, I'd have said my collection was short on 1981-1988 Fleer, 1981-1987 Donruss and 1988-1990 Score. I don't think I can say that today, though. My challenge now is going to be to get through this monster and sort everything out.
As agreed upon with Rich, there is some duplication in this box specifically for trading. If you have any particular Jays cards you're looking for (especially base sets), let me know! I can almost guarantee that I can help with your wantlists, and maybe we can setup a trade.
Thanks for reading!