Now in the internet age, much is made of the "lost art of the hand-written letter." With all the IMing, emailing, facebooking, and twittering, actually sitting down with a pen and paper and sending someone a personalized note counts as the height of graceful manners.
Relating this to the blogosphere...I'll admit that I am guilty of sending "impersonal" trade packages. Maybe I'll just drop a team-bag into a bubble mailer and send it off. If I'm lucky, I might offer a perfunctory "Thanks for trading!" on a slip of paper that I toss into the envelope.
So.....if the quality scale goes from short boilerplate email (bad) to hand-written letter plus friendship bracelet (very good), how can I possibly place a ranking on THIS?
This is by far one of the coolest things I have received from the card-blog world. It's from TTG @ Friars on Cardboard. It is a hand-collated pack of manager cards, wrapped in white paper, and then decorated with the cover art seen above. If a hand-written item is notable...what can I say about a hand-drawn pack? AWESOME is what I can say. Keep in mind that this whole thing is the size of a regular baseball card and done in ink. And this was a "Just Because" package...no trade was involved.
And with that preview...I was hoping the pack would contain that top card. IT DID.
|1987 Topps Gene Mauch|
|Buck Showalter and Jim Fregosi|
|2012 Triple Play Sticker - Screaming Manager - #8|
Speaking of elementary school, Sherman Corbett and I had the same glasses, apparently.
|1989 Topps Sherman Corbett, 1990 Topps Mike Scott|