Friday, March 30, 2012

Please Mr. Postman (A trade post) -- "Huff" and puff

Well, my first full day of spring break is off to a fantastic start.

The first thing that greeted me out of the mailbox this afternoon was a large white box stuffed with cards, courtesy of Collective Troll, author of the great blog "Troll Might Rule!!!".

The first thing I pulled out of Troll's box was a small case of minis. The one that caught my eye the most was the '08 A&G Jimmie Foxx. I love the "Baseball Icons" insert set, but I haven't had much luck finding any over the years. Foxx joins Mel Ott as the only ones in my collection.

After pulling out the two "Step Right Up" insert from the package, I decided that I'm officially going after the set. I'm already almost halfway there with these two and the ones I got from Ted.

And speaking of Aubrey Huff...

...the "Troll" sent me a large stack of Aubrey Huff cards.

A hundred and eleven Huff cards, to be exact. Holy cow, 111 Aubrey Huff cards?!

Huff is one of the players listed in my "Guys I Collect" tab on the blog. This immensely helps out my collection of his, to say the least.

Above are a few of my favorites from the box I received from "Troll".

And here's a few more.

It was a ton of fun going through all those cards. I'm planning on going through them again after I finish this post.

However, this was the crown jewel of the package.

Although I've soured a bit on certified autos in the last couple years, I always enjoy receiving in-person ones, especially an auto of one of my favorite players.

Is this too much Aubrey Huff?


Much, much thanks go out to Collective Troll for the stupendous array of cards!

Now I've got some sorting to do.


topher (Crackin Wax/Varsity Trading Cards) said...

Why the sour apples on the certs? Stickers?

Nick said...

I've just chosen to focus on the base/insert aspect of my collection for the last few years. Auto/memorabilia cards got too out of control for me. (The stickers are a small part of that as well.)

night owl said...

(*Makes mental note to search collection for Huffs as personally can't stand the guy*)