Friday, March 20, 2015

Plainfield, IL

These cards were sent by Jeff of "2x3 Heroes."  I have been very bad about posting cards that have been sent, but hope to catch up by the end of next week.  I've received some really outrageously generous stuff in the mail, and really don't have a good excuse for the delay.  So if you sent something and haven't seen it, chances are I have it, and will get it up shortly. Jeff, thank you for the cards.  I have some '64 Topps I'll be sending your way.

"Do cameos count?" Jeff asks in his note.  Technically, no.  But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate them.  That Willie Randolph is incredible.  1992 Upper Deck is probably my single favorite UD set (I know it's not a popular choice), and Willie is one of my all-time favorite players.  I tend to go for great players who came up short for the Hall of Fame.  On top of that, it's a great action shot of Wallach sliding (not a lot of that on his cardboard).  Yet somehow, I had never seen this card.  Which I find somewhat amazing given the amount of 1992 UD I opened, and it was at a time when I was actively trading cards with probably about a dozen other kids.  Somehow this Randolph escaped my attention.  At some point, I'm going to do a post documenting all the known cameos.  Cards of the Wallach's kids don't count either, but I still try to collect one of each.  This is the first time anyone as sent a Brett Wallach.

I'll have a little extra time this weekend, as the tragically unjust exclusion of the Great Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse Orangemen from The College Basketball Tournament (I refuse to call it by that 4 letter acronym until they apologize to Coach Boeheim) has rendered it less than the matter of life and death importance it normally is to me.  However, I clear the first Thursday to Sunday of the Tournament from my calender months in advance every year, so I'll put the time to good use by catching up on post and way over do return mailings, and rooting against Georgetown.

If you want to help streamline my effors, if you've sent anything (ever), please email me your address and what you collect.  Otherwise, I'm just going through all the envelopes (maybe it's weird, but them save them) and checking return labels.

Updated Totals for cards sent:

1988 Topps All-Star: 385
1990 Topps: 253
1991 Upper Deck x2: 163
1991 Upper Deck Checklist: 107


  1. I actually have a list of all the cameos on cards that I have. Wallach appears on quite a few:
    94 Collectors Choice Erik Pappas (back) 593
    97 Collectors Choice Jeff Blauser 267
    86 Fleer Bryn Smith 260
    89 Score Denny Martinez 114
    90 Score Mark Langston 401
    91 Score Larry Walker 241
    91 Score Tim Burke 181
    91 Score Rising Stars Shawon Dunston 45
    92 Stadium Club Andy Van Slyke 232
    94 Stadium Club Dugout Dirt Darren Daulton 12
    93 Ultra Darrin Fletcher 67
    92 Upper Deck Willie Randolph 795

  2. @Bo Why do you have that information so readily available? Is there some sort of search engine your using or do you just catalog all cameos by everyone?

    in any event, thank you. That's a useful list.

  3. Just catalog all my cameos. I find it fun and it comes in handy from time to time