But seriously, people out there have been really generous lately. Like, shockingly generous (if that is possible). Stuff is just showing up out of nowhere. I needed to acknowledge them and figured I would combine them into a mega-generosity post (as is the style of the time).
First cards up, Jon from Pennysleeves hit me up with these two -- I had requested the Stenerud from him, but he knew of my collection of (and affection for) Korver and tossed in the Prizm parallel. Mega props to Jon!
Next up is Madding from Cards on Cards. He had offered up spots in his recent break of "Topps of the Class", and I was happy to get the Ryan O'Hearn from that set. However, his envelope included several other awesome (and shiny!) Royals cards for me. Merci!
Third up is a completely unexpected envelope from an awesome guy on TDCB, avsbruins65. He sent me a FAT PWE and inside was a nice letter thanking me for being part of the card community and a whole bunch of Random cards from my wantlist -- a full page, double-sided. I loved all of these, but I'd have to say my favorites were Buck O'Neil and the Tim Blackwell minor league manager card. That is a mustache for the ages, ladies and gentlemen. Major thanks to avsbruins65 for his kind words and generosity.
I also have a page of scanned pictures (space cards, Salvador Perez, MLK) that were sent to me some time ago that I intended to turn into a post, then never did. I think they might have been from Night Owl or Colbey, but I honestly can't remember. Sorry. Thank you to whoever it was. The coronatide months have not been great for me -- my work this spring was more stressful than it has ever been in my 10+ years at my company. Luckily, the worst of that is over and I am starting a new job in two weeks. Hopefully my energy for blogging and card trades will improve from here on out.
For those still reading this, and not just scanning through for pretty pictures, here's a little easter egg for you. The rest of the cards below here in the post are up for grabs. A true pile of randoms. It's free stuff Thursday (yes, that's a thing). Claim in the comments. I will send these out as PWE, so please email me your address if you make a claim. I'll set the max at six cards apiece (or four cards + one jersey) just so I know they'll travel on one stamp. Hopefully there is something in this stack you need. I still owe some of you cards I've promised, and I'm working on those, too. So long, until we meet again!