Saturday, December 26, 2020

I got a very heavy wrapped Christmas present.

 My sister in Ocala Kathy, bought me cards for my birthday this year (1983 Traded set), then mailed them to me. Well, I kind of expected her to get me cards for Christmas this year too. I drove home and straight back a couple of weeks ago to drop my presents off for those back home, and grab presents for me. I knew instantly that the heavy package was baseball cards. It kind of scared me knowing she buys everything off of Amazon, but I held out hope because the shape made me think it might be a hobby box of Bowman Platinum. 

Yeah, my first instinct was correct. I did actually search the box knowing what I would find and not find. There were two cards unexpected.

The centering is actually spot on. This is just me not knowing the parameters of my new scanner.

Same here. Turns out I already have those two vintage, so off to the dupes box they went. Not the shiny stuff like Greg got. LOL. I am going to have re-iterate to her that I already own most cards that she will find. I can't fault her, she means well.....she really is trying to appease my card collecting habit. Um Hobby. I am the youngest, and she is 8 years older than me, she was out of the house by the time I started collecting. I plan on showing her my web site the next time I can spend a little time with her now that she is trying to move my hobby along. I want to do that in person so that I can explain it a little to her. I think then all will be GREAT going forward. My only problem is being able to go home for about a week. I haven't been able to do that in 3+ years.  I'll have to make it happen in 2021 so that she doesn't waste her money. I have no idea what she paid for that box, and add in shipping too. She's already asking me if I got anything good in there. I love her so I have to get that done sooner rather than later.


  1. I normally wouldn't think of buying cards on Amazon... but this box is intriguing. Can't wait to see what else you got from this box.

    1. There was nothing else worthy of showing. A handful of cards from the last decade then the rest was junk wax.

  2. This is one of the reasons why I never used to ask relatives for cards, I couldn't stand the thought of them being taken advantage of and/or wasting money on things that I didn't want.