First up, we have a package from Nomo's Sushi Platter... I am holding some cards for him and he went ahead and sent his part of the trade. Your part will go out with the group break cards Michael! Thanks!
Next up, a package from The Diamond King! He mistakenly sent a package to my old address, a month later it made it's way here, he felt bad and sent a "I'm sorry" package. Well, this good deed will not go unpunished! You're getting a "You had nothing to be sorry about!" package headed your way soon... meanwhile, he packed it full of AWESOME cards!
These are just the highlights folks! Lots of shiny!!!!! Awesome die cuts of Biggio and Berkman! I love seeing all that reflective silver!!!!
More shiny stuff!!! See that last card, seem a bit small and odd? Well it folds out, see below!
Finally a trade with Coot Veal and the Vealtones. I sent him a Trammell auto that I picked up recently just for him, as he had contacted me about a trade! I wasn't expecting the big stack of extras he included in his package! Here's the highlights:
More shiny!!!! Almost all of the cards he sent were numbered! Great stuff Dustin, you're awesome!
Here's the meat of the deal though:
I can't post without a note of sadness regarding Richard McWilliam. I know he has been vilified in the past few years, but I think many should thank him for revolutionizing card collecting in the 90's, when it started to go stale. He introduced many of the things we love today: relics, autos in product and even redemptions. In my mind he's an innovator and should be appreciated as much for the good as he is vilified for the bad. The hobby takes a hit with the loss of an industry leader. Hopefully Upper Deck can rise from the ashes a bit and get back on solid ground. RIP Richard McWilliam.