I'm really bad about seeing a card on someone's blog and saying I could use that card or something similar. I'm even worse about following up on that comment unless someone contacts me.
I recently had one of those back and forth conversations with Tony of Off Hiatus Baseball Cards and the recently started 1982 Topps Blog. A few days later, I got a package in the mail with no name on the return address and no note inside. This is recipe for disaster for me. Unless you're one of the 3 or 4 people I mail stuff to all the time, I'm not going to recognize your address. I opened the cards and one card stood out.
As creepy as a card of a 15 year old might be, this one fit right into my son's USA collection and he thought it was cool to have a card of a kid only 2 years older than him. The reason this card stuck out in my mind was it was a 15 year old kid and I specifically remembered emailing SOMEONE about this card. The problem is that I didn't remember who and with no note in the package, I couldn't remember who could have sent these cards.
The mystery man also sent a bunch of 1980 Rangers.
How about a Charles Johnson Team USA card? I bought cards in 1991, but I don't remember seeing any of these.
This card meets both the USA and Rangers collecting criteria. My son took it right to his room.
I didn't buy any Turkey Red this year and avoided a couple of box breaks just because the Rangers didn't have enough to make it worthwhile. I'm glad to have this Mauer for my collection.
I'm also glad to have a few of the Rangers. Jurickson "I'm out for 3 months" Profar looks happy for someone on the DL.
Big Prince in a Texas Uni. No one fills out a card quite like Prince, but I think he's shed a good amount of weight.
Yu Darvish started the season on the DL, but he threw 80+ pitches in a simulated game and may be able to go this weekend.
I mentioned Tony at the top of this post because thanks to the search feature in my Outlook email, I was finally able to determine that it was Tony that sent the cards. I also figured out I didn't send him anything in return, which is just like me.
Tony, I'll be looking for some stuff to send you. Thanks for the cards and I apologize for the delay in getting a return package to you.
By the way, if I owe any of you cards, please let me know. I will be going to post office soon.