A very, very nice, very, very blue swatch of Ivan Rodriguez jersey on a 2002 Topps Finest card. I love the blue swatches. They're so much better than the white or gray...not that I'll turn those down, I just like that Ranger blue best.
This is how you do on-card autos. Nice design and plenty of space for the player to give a nice signature. Hank doesn't have the greatest sig, but there are plenty that are much worse. The "H" and "B" are good at least. This is my only 2005 Cracker Jack auto and I think it is amazing. Thanks so much Bud! I'm on the prowl for some M goodies for you.
Now, the second package included a couple of cards I requested in a trade post that Bud put up. I've been searching for some equally nice cards to send back, but Bud went ahead and sent them to me anyway. These were player-collection cards and are great additions that I'm glad to have.
This is a 2008 Piece of History Cut from the Same Cloth Dual Swatch of Victor Martinez and Joe Mauer, #45/99. This is going to look nice among the other Mauer's I've acquired.
I didn't realize until I had the picture ready to go that the penny sleeve had "BV 10" written on it. I can live with that, and I can certainly live with having this 2005 UD Classic Materias Carlton Fisk jersey card. The stitching through the middle gives it a little character.
Bud, you constantly surprise me with the packages you send. Big or small, they are all great. I only hope the package I send back is as nice to you as this one was for me. Thanks!