Who was my secret Santa this year? Let's find out!
Ah ha! It's Matt from Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits. Admittedly I'm not too familiar with Matt's blog as it somehow escaped my radar. I've rectified that error however as he is now part of my blog reading roll. After looking around his blog for a bit I realized I did remember reading one of his posts where he bought a case of 2016 Allen and Ginter X for cheap as the seller had pulled all the autos. Hidden among the packs though was a redemption for a Kenta Maeda autograph. How cool! I look forward to reading more of his blog.
What did Matt send me? As he noted, I don't really have a solid want list posted on the blog. That's something I hope to add in 2018. I started with a Top 5 list on the right sidebar.
Matt threw a bunch of Mariners cards my way, which is greatly appreciated! I haven't cataloged any of the cards yet but I can say with 99.9% confidence that these are all cards I do not have. Nicely done Matt!
A smorgasbord of cards from the 80s and 90s. A lot of notable names like Harold Reynolds, Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Jay Buhner.
Team sets from the last three issues of Allen and Ginter X. Very cool! I didn't have any Ginter X cards before this.
More modern cards including two rad die-cut cards.
Another first. My first Topps Gold Label card. Mitch Haniger too, who is my favorite Mariner newcomer.
A jersey card of none other than The King. Solid!
It wasn't all baseball. Matt suck in this die-cut of Rich Sherman. I'm not really collecting football like I used to but this card will fit happily into my collection.
Thanks for all the wonderful cards Matt!