Monday, May 13, 2013

If It Fits, It Ships: a Red Cardboard Trade Post

The hits keep coming from Matt at Red Cardboard, and this time he sent a PWE that has to be some kind of record (it certainly is here at Junior Junkie HQ). 

The engineering that went into making these cards sit flat but also remain protected was astounding.  I didn't even disassemble it right away (mostly because I physically couldn't) because it was a masterwork of plastic and tape, and it demanded my respect.

I would also like to mention that we were experiencing torrential rain in New Orleans the day this PWE hit the mailbox.  The envelope was almost entirely translucent with rainwater by the time I got it indoors. 

Opened it up - every card was bone dry.  THAT is how you put together a PWE.

I have very little of this brand in general let alone 2013's.  These look great.

That Piazza is a Card Your Mom Threw Out.  I love that set.  Plus Honor Roll is a pretty
well put-together design.  All awesome cards.

Dupes, baby.  I love 'em.

So, final tally: 8 full-size cards plus 3 minis and a letter.  Should I call Guiness?

I've got a Priority Mail box packed solid with hundreds of Reds already en route to you, Matt.  I hope it's got something you need.


  1. I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and you've got me psyched about Griffey cards again. I too am a Griffey Jr. collector and thought I had a nice haul (about 300 cards) We should work something out soon.

    Daniel Mathews

    P.S. I don't have a collector's blog. I found this blog through mojobeard and mycardboardmistress. FYI

  2. Excellent. Just got your package today. At some point I'll not be lazy and get the ol' scanner hummin.

  3. I had no idea you needed the '05 Topps Griffey. I always figured you must have all the base cards of him. Do you have a Griffey want list? Maybe I have others that you need.
    borosny at gmail dot com

    1. I've been meaning to put together a list of all the base cards I need. Sadly it's yet another project I have no time for.

      I keep running into the problem of going to make a post, realizing I have a bunch of subset and insert cards but not the base card, then giving up until I land one. I've had a 2005 Topps post mostly written for 2 months now.