Last month Greg of the indefatigable Night Owl Cards sent me what was promised to be "part one" of what is our never-ending volley of trades. Part two arrived in my mailbox a week or so ago and, you know the old cliche about sequels never living up to the original? Well, the Owl outdid himself here and sent me the Godfather 2 of trade parts (or it could be The Empire Strikes Back, depending on your level of film geekiness).
Turns out ol' Greg was playing possum with me on this particular pile. He knew all along that he had these cards for me but gave me no indication. I knew it was you, Fredo, except he didn't break my heart this time. He made it all a-flutter with shiny Mets cards.
You have to wonder where this cadre of randomly awesome Mets cards came from...seems he was part of some massive group breaks and he chose the Mets as his secondary team for some of them. This landed me those shiny ones from before and these Archives short prints that I never would have gotten around to acquiring. Plus it landed me a Kevin McReynolds autograph which will go nicely on my page of 1980's Mets signatures.
Look, more sparkly shiny Johan goodness! Though you will also notice which player I chose to cover up with Greg's nice little note. And I know how it must have pained him to send me minis, much less hall of fame Tom Seavery minis. In fact, all those cards on the bottom there are tiny. Those 1980's league leader minis are held in high regard in my world as I vividly remember finding a big lump of change in the cushions of my couch when I was 12 and buying out the Rite Aid of the 1987 variety. You will also notice he didn't even Bip me this time around. And to think I was looking forward to making a page of 9 1989 Donruss Lance Blankenships. Oh well, you can't have everything. Thanks Greg!