The blog world has always provided some instant happiness into my life. Getting some baseball cards that fit into your collection, at random, from a fellow blogger is always a joy.
The new blogger craze of sending out a plain white envelope with a couple of cards enclosed has hit the Platter with some well loved greatness.
Christopher aka Nachos Grande, sent me this crunchitty, crispitty, crossed up Mike Scioscia card. I had mentioned on his blog that I didn't have a copy of a '86 Donruss Mike Scioscia. Nachos Grande came through and filled the void in my Dodger collection.
The plain white envelopes being sent all throughout the card collecting blog world is putting smiles on the faces of many dudes across the country. It is a similar feeling to getting a greeting card during a holiday or getting an extra meatball in a sub.
Getting a card in this condition reminds me of a collecting adventure that I may get involved with. I have been mulling over the thought of picking up some 1910-1911 tobacco cards featuring Brooklyn players of that era. Some of the cards that I will probably be purchasing will be in a condition similar to this Scioscia. Nachos Grande was just getting me mentally prepared to not expect perfect cardboard.
The Classic Card Collector has been kind and answered some questions I had about cards from the early 20th century. He also sent me some thinks that had some good information to better my education before I start throwing some cash around towards my next cardboard adventure.
I also received an envelope with some cards in slightly better condition. Pat, from a blog called Hot Corner Cards, sent me a couple golden Dodgers.
I say golden based on their borders not their on-field performance.
Pat and I had an agreement for a small two card trade. I sent him some Tigers that may still be in transit.
The two Topps Gold Dodgers are in really good condition as you can see. That somehow makes them less interesting to look at as compared to the Scioscia. I enjoy the battle tested story that the Scioscia card has to say.
If this starts a trend of sending me beat up modern cards, please make sure that they are only of cards of players I hate. Such players include Juan Uribe, Adam Kennedy, or Andruw Jones and other other ex-Dodger that you can envision my disdain for.
I probably will send out some plain white envelopes this week. I enjoy riding on the fun filled blogging bandwagon.