all the way to the backstop... I believe it was Monday but I wouldn't swear to it. It took me a few days to get to posting the contents since I needed to first do writeups on some Coras I got from COMC and the 2013s from ECDG. I'm starting to get caught up; after this post I have a few weeks worth of Listia pickups to do a megapost of and then I can get to that Gwynnventory I've been meaning to do or a post about '93 Upper Deck since I'm trying to build that set. But more likely I'll just get more stuff in the mail and procrastinate those even longer, so let's focus on the here and now.
Above are two 2012 Topps parallels I didn't have. I love the photography on both of them; the Blanks base is on the short list of my all-time favorite cards. I really like how the Target Red border looks on Q's card; I prefer it to the WalMart Blue; it just pops.
Poor Mark Prior. His comeback attempt with the Padres didn't work out, nor did subsequent tries with the Rangers, Yankees, and Red Sox. In fact, he hasn't pitched in the majors since making nine ugly starts for the Cubs in 2006. He's in camp with the Reds, signing a minor league deal earlier this month. Like always, I'll be rooting for him to make it back successfully. As for the card itself, I already had a copy so this one will go on my recently-deplenished doubles stack.
As always, I saved the best for last. Also as always, you know what that means:
So, thanks again to Marcus! I'll have to get some cards headed his way before too long. As it stands now, there's at least one bubble mailer hanging out at his house waiting for him to get home from vacation. I actually mailed it the day before he wrote his post about getting ready to go on vacation, so it's been there for a while. It doesn't contain cards, so if he's reading this I'll just let him twist in the wind trying to guess what it does contain. Hint: You aren't going to guess it. Ever.