The first two cards nearly didn't make it into my hands. The Saturday mailman dropped the envelopes in the neighbor's box instead of mine, but he was kind enough to bring them over on Sunday!
offset printing. This one certainly looks like it received a good bit of use, and there's even a bit of ink on the back (including a little bit of stray cyan).
These two Geoff Geary parallels came from a Sportlots purchase, as did the Sue Bird below. The easy stuff is now over for Geary - I need all the silly parallels Upper Deck made, the minor league issues, and the 16 different 1/1 printing plates.
my recent article, this is the first baseball printing plate set issued! I believe offset printing explains why printing plates aren't negative images. You'd think I would know that from being in a Graphic Arts classroom for four years in high school, but then I never worked the presses we had so I never had the experience.
The Diamond King, run by Kevin, and in the prize draft I managed to pick up the card I really wanted - this Ichiro game worn jersey card! It probably wasn't the "best" card in the bunch - in fact, any of the other baseball cards would have been awesome in my collection - but it was the one that best fit into my current collecting scheme. Thank you so much, Kevin! Hopefully some cards can go back the other way!
need just four cards - won't you help a collector out? I have plenty of extra base cards to offer if you need them. Thank you again, Ryan, and I hope you're happy with your stack as well.
That's almost it for the mail over the past few days. I have a group break to post on later this week (I might save that for Saturday).