Tony, from over at Off Hiatus, and I have exchanged a few emails over the past few months, alluding to a trade that is supposed to take place. Finally, Tony got tired of the chase and just sent over a thoughtful selection of cards.
This Johnny Bench is the first of three 1983 Donruss Action All-Stars set. These are 5″ x 3 1/2″ and are horizontally aligned. This one is not terribly appealing, but it is a much appreciated addition to my collection.
I think I have figured out why I like Jarrod Saltalamacchia so much.
Can you see the similarity?
Now that I have these three cards, I need to find a way to store or display them.
Here is another junk wax era card that I didn’t even know existed. This is from 1986 Topps. It was part of the cards on the bottom of the box, and I like the red along the top rather than the black, at least with this image.
Included in this package were a few cards of Johnny Bench.
I can’t believe how many bad images are used for Bench’s cards. Often credited as the greatest catcher in the history of baseball, and yet most of his cards are boring.
I have accumulated so many Food company issued cards recently, it is hard to keep track of them all. I guess it makes sense that a candy company would put out a baseball card; it seems like that would be a good business practice.
I don’t know what to say here. I am too excited about this card to do it any justice. I have to be honest, upon first glance, I didn’t notice that it was signed. However, after scanning it, I saw the signature. I know that the autograph isn’t “authentic”, but Carter’s signature wouldn’t be one that would be forged, so I choose to believe that it is real. And therefore, I am elated.
Tony, thanks so much for adding to my collection.