January 21, 2016

A Very JBF Christmas

The Great Trade Post Catch Up continues today with a great bubble mailer from Wes of JBF fame. Shortly before the holiday, Wes offered to send some cards to folks in return for a message about their collecting preference. I decided to jump on the offer and a very short time later, the previously mentioned bubble mailer arrived.


Nothing but good stuff in the envelopes I've received from Wes. The Kahnle is numbered and I love any blue refractors of a Yankee player since the border color complements the uniforms. I had been missing the base version of the Just Minors Elway until now. I already had the very similar promo version, but I was pretty happy to find this in the stack. That Private Stock Clemens is really nice and quite unique. The card stock is parchment-like, very thin. It's a great card.


Next up are some high end singles. I have never opened any Triple Threads and rarely see them in the boxes I dig through at shows so it is always appreciated when I receive these from a trading partner. It's a bonus that Mattingly and Boggs were two of the best hitters in the AL in the '80's. The Biggs is even numbered. The Mussina is the career stat line parallel and has a nice foil finish, a great new card of 'Moose'.


I could hardly believe my eyes when I flipped to the 1961 Post Booby Richardson. It may have a bit of paper loss on that left side, but I couldn't be happier to add it to the Whitey Ford I was able to pick up a few months back. The Denny's Upper Deck hologram is yet another new-to-me Donnie Baseball. The scan actually came out way better than I thought, but still doesn't do that card justice.


I was digging it when I saw this Classic Clippings auto. It's actually a cut auto and the player brought back some fond memories. There was a time in the early 2000's that I was reading the Navarro was going to be the successor to Jorge Posada. I actively sought his RCs in the last year that I really collected before falling out of the hobby for around 4-5 years. He may not have ended up being the next great Yankee catcher or even a big MLB star, but this guy has put together a solid career and he's still going strong. He'll be suiting up for the ChiSox in 2016. There's actually one more reason that I was happy with this auto: Dioner and I share the same birthday, February 9. While I don't have an official birthday PC, it was still cool to find a 'hit' of someone born on the same day as me.

That wraps up another great package from JBF headquarters. Thanks Wes, I'll keep my eyes open for something that I can send back your way soon.

7 comments:

  1. Navarro was known as whiskers during the Rays '08 WS run and I was at a game he hit a walk off against the Red Sox. Good times.

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  2. The Post cards are some of my favorites

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    1. I didn't get my hands on my first one until last year, but now I'm hooked!

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  3. When I was little going to Denny's was such a treat because my brother and I knew cards were to be had. We use to fight over each others all the time.

    Who is this JBF guy?????

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    1. Are those fighting words Matt? You must be ready for another war as a reminder. I wish I had a Denny's close to me when they were still doing their card promos.

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  4. Nice assortment!! What are your scanner settings? Nothing I've tried brings out the color in refractors and holograms.

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