Just over a month. For something involving a border crossing, even that is a terrible. Either way, the cards finally made their way here. Too many for one post, so I'm going to break it up to 3 or 4 posts.
I'm going to open up with the continued additions to the birthday binder.
This is officially the oldest card in the binder. A Len Gabrielson from 1965. There were a couple of older cards of his, but I was all over this one because of the Cubs logo on the sleeve and pennant.
Although Len's is the oldest card, this was the oldest player that I could find cards of. Earl was born in 1897. Thank you, Conlon! There were cards of Tim Jordan, but I had no desire to shell out $40.00 for an old tobacco card that didn't even have 2-14 on the back of it.
The first card in my set of a guy who made a stop north of the border.
My collection runs to mainly hockey & baseball. Therefore this was the first basketball card to make it into the binder. Richard Hamilton is by far the highest scorer among the 2-14 club, although some might argue that Gheorghe Muresan is more famous. Either way, adding more cards to that portion of the collection shouldn't be too costly.
I've got a really good QB class among the 2/14 players. Jim Kelly is easily the best of the lot, but for some reason I passed on cards of his, and instead elected to go a little cheaper and add 2 different players to the binder. I selected these two because, in addition to the standard "you have a piece of jersey" on the back, it also includes their birthdays. I could also have picked up a card of the late Steve McNair for this.
Kelly, Bledsoe, McNair and Garrard. That's a pretty impressive foursome.
7 slots are full in the binder's first page, with the latter 2 on the way. It's starting to take shape nicely.
Very nice, looking forward to seeing the rest of what you picked out. Just had an order shipped myself that I'll be posting about soon. In other news I shipped your draft cards out Friday afternoon...ReplyDelete