I have ended a long fallow period of blogging and declared this month the one where I settle all draft folder business so I can move on anew without dozens of unfinished posts hanging over my head. This past week, I have concentrated on trade posts that for whatever reason, did not get completed.
In one week of August 2014, I received not one but two packages in return for my sending out unsolicited cards. The first bunch is a perfect little pile from everyone's favorite chronicler, Fuji. Apparently, I had sent him a little something in a fit of mass mailing and these are the cards he came back with:
I must say, two game used cards and two autographs is tough to beat. I especially love the Jorge Toca, one of my favorite Mets prospects that never panned out. He was supposed to be the Cuban savior and he wasn't even as good as a Cuban sandwich. Plus, it is hard to beat a shiny Dickey and an even shinier David Wright. Allow me to extend a 遅ればせながら ありがとう to Fuji for these great cards I know I can use.
The other package that arrived in the dog days was one from Robert of $30 a Week Habit. I had sent him a stack of gold numbered parallels I had found in a dime box over the summer for his Insanity Set. Finding cards for this project of his has been one of my favorite altruistic distractions and he always returns the favor in kind. This time, he outdid himself:
First of all, more than anyone, Robert looks at and follows my want lists. He sent me a half dozen 1983-84 OPC hockey cards for one of my pages. And then, not to be out done, he sent a low numbered camo Mets card from 2013 and a Johan Santana game used Heritage jersey card. Johan will always be a hero to us Mets fan, so this piece of cloth was greatly appreciated.
I always refer to how endlessly polite Robert is, and his friendly note that was included in the package is no different. Thank you, Robert.