After a perpetually empty mailbox for the last forever or so (I think it's been a full two weeks since I received a card in the mail), several packages were waiting for me when I returned home Thursday evening. You saw one of them earlier today (the trade with Ryan L). Here are several arrivals that came from non-trades:Derek's auctions. Yes, Tomahawk Chopping Derek. The card below was also purchased from him, but it's headed to my Markakis collection.
But with every purchased team, there was one additional team. By random draw, I was assigned the Kansas City Royals. You know, one of the least popular teams (at least it wasn't most-hated). A team with no base cards in the set. A team with maybe four total hits in the entire checklist. I tried and tried to trade the team away for a better chance with parallels - I figured I'd get a hit with the Dodgers. But nobody wanted it, and why would they? It was probably the weakest team in the entire set.
No base cards, of course, and thus no parallels. But this came out of an early pack:
Of course, I was still hoping for a Dodgers hit, which by now you know never came. But the Royals weren't done yet. They still had one more trick up their sleeve.
Pulling two hits from the break was twice what I expected - pulling two Royals hits made this an awesome break! Thanks for the fun, Colbey!