Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This Way to Joe Average Card Collector's House: a Trade Post
Mark from This Way to the Clubhouse PWE'd me this amazing Griffey from the 2013 Topps Archives set modeled after the great basketball set from 1972.
I love the clean, colorful design here. Great insert. Thanks, Mark! I already have some cards with your name on them (literally, I wrote your name on the penny sleeve).
Jason from Joe Average Card Collector did a thing where you donate money to a kickstarter that is trying to raise autism awareness, and he sends you a Wade Boggs rookie. I mention this not to toot my own horn (my donation was clearly incentivized), but to show Jason's generosity and because I believe in the cause. I have a number of friends who are on the Autism spectrum, and I know that when it comes to autism it's really all about awareness, so I gave to Jason's charity of choice, www.willowhope.com. Here's that Boggs rookie:
That's not cropped to make it look better - the edges and corners are sharp as can be. He also threw in some Griffeys:
There's also a excellent book called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon that gives a unique perspective on how the condition affects the thinking and lifestyle of kids. Whether you have someone with autism in your life or not, it's a great read.
I have been setting aside every Rockies insert and serial-numbered card I come across. I'll have them out to you soon-ishly. Thanks, Jason!