I was down in PA for a little over two weeks dog sitting for my brother and when I returned to Starting Nine World Headquarters, look at the pile of correspondence that was waiting for me:
The baseball coffee mug on the right is to show scale. Literally, this is a mountain of mail waiting for me. I know I like to order stuff from Listia, but it appears I went a little overboard lately.
This pile alone came mostly in plain white envelopes from fellow Listians for the grand total of zero dollars.
This pile is from ebay:
Funny how most of these came in padded jiffy packs. Nice how people actually take time and effort when there is actual money involved. Well, mostly.
My favorite of the bunch? The 5 Mr. Turkey Baseball Greats cards complete with the notebook that was available.
That's an oddball's oddball.
Plus, I won not one but two contests recently (not shown...yet), and of course there is some trade stuff in there too.
These Ballpark Fun cards come from Night Owl, who put nine of these aside for me after he opened like six(!) blasters of last year's Opening Day. I think this might be the first pure reader page ever built.
He included a few other Mets and a lament that he didn't send more. Trust me, that page alone is worth it, not to mention the Rusty Staub mini. Thanks, Greg.
I am going to sit here and watch the late West Coast Mets game and try to sort through all these cards. Needless to say, I have only scratched the surface of what I had waiting for me. The weekend will write itself.