In any case, I hit the Thome jackpot for sure! I received 53 Thome cards in his White Sox garb (one was in his Phillies uni but he had just been traded to the Sox). There were also plenty of Tribecards to go around! The cards ranged in years from the 70's up to this year's makes amd models. I am guessing here, but a bunch of the Indians cards were probably offered up to me as collection additions versus from the break itself. I could be wrong. As I said, I had a brain-dead moment there where I trashed the envelope/package before making note. One of those weeks.
UGH, and now that I've been looking through all the cards, I think I've mixed up two packages. Heheh, man, I am a mess. Lucky for me, my vacation is coming up soon. Well, here are some pictures of cards I've received recently (or maybe some are not-so-recently). Yoy.
First up, a smattering of Jim Thome cards:
Next up, we have the White Sox cards that were not Jim Thome. I can't help but wonder if I chose "Thome" as a player in the break or what. Man, my memory is shot...
Here are some the Indians cards. I picked them out based on the player, year, style, or because I liked it. I usually try to post all the cards i receive, but with all my confusion this go-round, I thought it best to limit myself.
Why did Blogger suddenly decide to force me to center some of these comments and let me left-justify others? Welp, I could flip over to HTML mode and fix it by hand, but I think I'll just roll with it. The Spectrum cards do not look blue in any way, shape, or form - except when scanned. Weirdness continues.
A card from 1975 up to a couple from 2012. How does anyone *NOT* understand why we love this hobby so much? I've even got a sticker in there, man. Collecting cardboard instantly transports you back to childhood memories while letting you grow with today's players. How many other hobbies do that? Cardboard acts as both time capsule and crystal ball.
Love, love, love the Early Wynn card! And, of course, I love the mini sticker of Choo. The "Tribe Thumpers" is a great throwback card, and the Lee is "in-your-face" photography perfection. Very few cards (comparatively speaking, of course, over the entire spectrum of all cardboard ever produced) ever really capture a moment like the Lee.