Sunday, December 22, 2019

Rochester, Minnesota....and...Oceanside, New York

I've never posted two separate mailings in the same post.  I've always felt anyone willing to take the time and effort to send me cards, at the very least, deserves a post of their own.  Unfortunately, due to chance and circumstance, I've been forced to post two at once.  So here they are.

I've mentioned before that I brought a new puppy into my home, a Siberian Husky named "Ivy." She'll turn a year old in January.  There is nothing in my house that she has not already proven capable of destroying.  Baseball cards included.  I've changed my habits, and for the most part done a very good job of keeping cards out of her grasp since the first incident awhile back.  However, recently she demonstrated an ability to reach an additional shelf higher on a particular bookshelf and these cards are the proof.

In her fury, she destroyed the return address on the a large white envelope completely.  The tracking number is still visible, and tells me it came from Rochester, MN, but I'm left to guess at the name and what part of Rochester to mark on the map.  So, I've marked Rochester as being sent from "unknown."  If the sender sees this, please let me know.  The other envelope also took some damage, but not so much that I couldn't tell that the cards were sent by regular contributor "Bo" of Oceanside, NY.  The reason for the two being merged in a post is this, the cards were scattered and strewn about the floor to such a a degree that I couldn't tell which ones came from which envelope.  Only a couple took any damage at all, and it was minor, but the contents were completely mixed.  I know the envelope from Rochester was mostly non-Wallach set needs, but there were some Wallach's mixed in too.  So rather than try to guess, I'm merging the two.  Sorry.

Here's a look at the set needs sent from Minnesota.  Four of the 1973 check list, as well as a nice looking Buddy Bell Rookie Cup card.  I'm surprised I never tracked down the Bell back in the 1980's when my focus was on Wallach cards and affordable rookie cards, then again, that '73 Buddy Bell probably had a large number next to it in a Beckett Monthly back in 1987 and wouldn't have fallen into the "affordable" category for kid on a small allowance.  The elusive high number checklist isn't represented above, but most of the others are.  There were also a couple of '74 needs, a stray '77 checklist and some modern stuff. 

If you're so inclined, and interested in trading, here's a link to cards I'm looking for.

There were also a good number of Wallach cards sent, 65 of them to be exact.  I don't want to guess on which one's came from which envelope, but thank you to both of the senders.

Updated Totals:

1982 Fleer: 382
1986 Topps x4: 380
1986 Topps All-Star x6: 674
1987 Donruss x3: 444
1987 Fleer x3: 230
1987 Topps x2: 941
1988 Fleer: 301
1988 Score x6:
1988 Topps x5: 735
1988 Topps All-Star x5: 754
1989 Bowman: 160
1989 Donruss: 411
1989 Score x7: 195
1989 Topps x2: 765
1990 Bowman x2: 118
1990 Upper Deck x2: 219
1991 Fleer x2: 198
1991 Score x2: 259
1991 Score The Franchise x4: 219
1991 Stadium Club: 135
1991 Upper Deck: 315
1991 Upper Deck Checklist: 249
1992 Triple Play: 105
1992 Upper Deck: 289
1996 Collector's Choice Ser. II: 31

Thank you again to both senders, and I'm sorry for the mix up.

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