My blogging has fallen by the wayside but I felt the need to dust off the keyboard and share the great goods I got in the Secret Santa gift exchange.
This year the person I got to send to was a neighbor to the north and I dropped off a small package a couple days ago - the $10 international shipping hurt a bit but it is the giving season. I found a couple cards off his most wanted list and assuming it was up to date I hope they make him happy.
Coincidentally, my Secret Santa was a different collector from Canada as well. When I saw the return address I was hoping to see some OPC cards and the package didn't disappoint.
First, a non OPC card for the Giants collection:
Next up were some cards I was excited to see:
Three 1970s Giants and based on the rough cut on the left side of the Moffitt I was optimistic these were OPC cards as that cut is quite common with these cards.
When I flipped the cards over I was 66% happy, the Barr is a Topps card but the Moffitt and Falcone are OPC needs. I went through a short stretch where I was trying to knock off some OPC Giants wants off the list and these cards got me thinking of making that a focus in 2020.
While these cards were great, there was one more card that was clearly the highlight of the package.
A 1973 Reggie Jackson and from those rough cut edges I could tell...
So my Secret Santa left a business card in the package but I don't want to share that as it has some personal info but it I was lucky enough to get Kari. Kari doesn't appear to have a blog but does have an account on the Trading Card Data Base under the ID of karsal.
Thank you Kari for the great gift!