Jeff from 2 by 3 Heroes sent me an email about a month ago dangling a fantastic bit of trade bait in front of me. Unfortunately, I had nothing in return at the time but was going to look at that card show that I never made it to earlier this month. I have something cooking but nothing just yet.
Fast forward to this past weekend and I pulled out a yellow padded envelope that I assumed was an eBay pickup I had forgotten about. Nope, it was even better. While I was expecting it to come eventually, I didn't know it was already on the way, hence the pseudo-surprise.
I'll start oldest to newest, since the newest card in the package was the original piece of bait offered. The rest is all bonus!
|1989 Cap'n Crunch Andre Dawson|
If you had asked me if I had this, I would have said yes. But I couldn't find it and this one is in incredible shape. Not even for its age. Incredible shape. Period.
I had this card in my Ryne Sandberg PC but it's nice to have one for my Cubs team sets I'm putting together too. Great horizontal card.
|1994 Collector's Choice Ryne Sandberg (Team Checklist)|
A pair of young aces in the form of 2002 Donruss Originals. Oh what could have been. I didn't have either of these, nice!
|2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Green X-Fractors Justin Bour|
Jeff probably didn't think twice about this "throw in" card but I'm pretty excited to have it. Justin Bour is a local guy (along with current Cub Shawn Camp) so it has a little bit of sentimental value to it. Justin is currently in Double-A with the Tennessee Smokies.
|2012 Opening Day Geovany Soto (Walmart Blue Parallel)|
|2012 Topps Archives Keystone Connection Ryne Sandberg & Starlin Castro|
And last, but definitely not least:
|2013 Heritage Clubhouse Collection Starlin Castro|
Thanks for the cards, Jeff!