Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday Edition

Mail From Montreal

These 25 Wallach cards arrived from Montreal.  It's only the 2nd time I've ever received cards from Montreal, and I won't lie, it's a little more exciting to see an envelope from Montreal than it is most other places (granted it's always exciting to receive cards in the mail).  As one might expect, these cards are flush with some Candian issues and variants.  The four 1988 Leaf Canadian Greats and the uncut 1987 General Mills Booklet are probably the high points, though I'll never look down on O-Pee-Chee cards either.

Unfortunately I couldn't read the name on the customs sticker and there isn't one on the return label.  So I can't credit the sender.  Regardless, thank you to ever took the time to send these to me.

Updated Totals:

1985 O-Pee-Chee: 25
1986 Topps x4: 320
1987 General Mills: 3
1988 Donruss: 774
1988 Leaf: 37
1988 Leaf Canadian Great x4: 35
1988 O-Pee-Chee: 16
1988 Topps: 707
1988 Topps All-Star: 711
1989 Donruss x4: 393
1989 Score: 182
1989 Topps x4: 745
1991 Score The Franchise: 195
1991 Topps: 261

Also included with this Canadian mailing, was a nice group of 2013 Topps Base Set needs, and a lone 2012 to knock off my list.

I'm biased, but for my money, the 2013 A.J. Pierzynski is one of the better looking Topps cards to be printed in the last twenty years.  I'm no fan of horizontal cards, but I'm willing to make the occasional exception when they're as nice as say a 1971 Munson, or this 2013 Pierzynski.

My only other additions this week were three vintage hockey cards.  I know hockey may not be everyone's favorite non-baseball trading card, but I love hockey sets.  For my money the annual O-Pee-Chee Hockey set is the best set produced every year, and a serves as a shameful reminder to Topps as to what they could be doing with their set instead of the slick, lame, Upper Deck knock-off they put out each season.

These three vintage Hockey cards include my first two Henri "Rocket" "Pocket Rocket" Richard cards (thanks for the catch Hockey Kazi), and an Alex Delvecchio.  From left to right, the cards below are a 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee, a 1971-72 Topps, and 1973-74 O-Pee-Chee.  The 1971-72 design is one of my favorite vintage sets, and one I intend complete eventually, though I'll take on the O-Pee-Chee rather than Topps.  Thanks for reading.


  1. Henri was known as The Pocket Rocket--his brother Maurice was The Rocket

    1. doh. You're right. Thanks for pointing that out.