However, I would be remiss if I didn't use a mildly free evening to display one of the packages I've neglected for far too long. Night Owl Cards is a staple of the blogging community - someone else would have to confirm, but he might be the current longest-running blog out there. Ever since I started this blog I hoped to somehow get on one of those first-name, surprise-package basis with him. That, to me, would mean I was no longer the new guy, and had arrived.
Shortly before Super Bowl Sunday, that dream was realized when a fat bubble mailer from New York was found shoved in my mailbox.
Of course I intend to do the same with the entire Opening Day run, dating back to 1998. My 2017 set took a huge leap forward with these cards from NO. I think it's time I wrap up the 1994 Fun Pack set and focus my energies on some of these OD sets.
That makes up 2/3rds of the package. I will be showing the other 13 cards individually here - sorry about it. If you aren't interested in Shawn Green, you may want to skip to the end.
A pair of 2000s and a 2001 that make very nice additions. Love the 2000 E-X set.
Here's a pair of 2002s. The scans aren't great (borrowed from the TCDB) but enough to get the gist. The T206 is actually an insert from that set; I don't know much about it but I'm intrigued.
Hello holofoil beauty! That's an All-Star insert from 2003 Topps.
To wrap things up, here's a couple pictures of two cards that didn't have scans on the TCDB - one I would add if I had a scanner, and one that wouldn't meet site guidelines:
How about a mini from that 2002 T206 set? This is the "A" version of the Piedmont back - I guess the "B" version doesn't have the bat.
Finally, we have this spectacularly mis-cut 2002 Fleer Ultra card. Yeah, that sliver off to the left isn't this card. I don't go out of my way to seek out mis-cut cards or the like, but I will gladly take them in a situation like this. In fact, whenever I get around to paging my Shawn Green cards, any mis-cuts and anomalies will likely get their own section.
Night Owl, I thank you so much for this generous package. I apologize for how long it took me to publish a public thank you. I'm (slowly) working on piecing together a return for you, a bit at a time. Hopefully I can get it out your way soon.
If you're still reading, thank you. If you're still following my blog, thank you. If you're understanding of my absences, thank you. I truly appreciate it. Hopefully it won't be long before I'll be pounding out more words for everyone. Have a great evening!