12.26.2009

Holiday Thanks

Thanks to Jack, a.k.a. Baseball Dad, sent a nice holiday treat to me, and probably many others. Mine was a very cool 2001 Topps Archive Larry Doby card:



Not enough was done to honor Doby for being the second African-American in MLB, and first in the A.L., to break the "color" barrier. He was not necessarily the most gifted, but like Jackie, could withstand the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" better than most. He quickly made a name for himself as a ballplayer and a gentleman.

Daniel from It's Like Having My Own Card Shop sent along my half of a trade in which I sent him a Micah Owings autographed card and a Brandon Webb jersey relic. He sent me the last card I needed for one of the 2008 A&G insert mini sets:



That was a VERY difficult insert set to finish. I'm glad that one is done. Now, only a few more minis and one World's Greatest Victories insert card. If you have any....

Daniel also sent a few Propaganda Posters and Turkey Reds from this year's Topps, a few other 08 A&G cards, and a few Sabathia and Sizemore cards. Great trade! Thanks Daniel.

2 comments:

dkwilson said...

Glad you liked your cards! The Webb and the Owings are awesome! Thanks!

BASEBALL DAD said...

Glad you liked my card too! I'm going to have to find one of those sharks. My wife has a "thing" for them !