Friday, May 23, 2014
Walking The Plank Is Very Cool Indeed
One of my newest friends and trading partners is Matt from Bob Walk The Plank fame.
A couple of weeks ago I received a package from Matt, right out of the blue. As everybody knows things out of the blue are definitely fantastic when they're Dodger Blue. Let's take a look at that cool surprise...
This is my first Hundley swatch, and I'm digging the red and blue striped design. Hundley wasn't a great catcher per se, but one great accomplishment he did have as a Dodger was becoming the first visiting player to hit a home run out of Giant Soda Bottle Stadium and right into McCovey Cove.
Gimme more Hideo, all the time. The Tornado is one of my all-time favorite Dodgers.
Fleer inserts tend to be creative and busy, and this card exemplifies that standard. There's a lot going on here with text, baseball seams, logos, a mini Nomo, lines, globes and a swatch of the home whites - but it all works. Great card.
Just receiving the Hundley and Nomo would have made my day, but good ol' Matt had one more awesome card up his sleeve, and it was a real beaut...
Matt mentioned in his note that he thought this card would be perfect for me when he saw it - and he was SPOT ON CORRECT! This is absolute cardboard coolness.
I will probably never get my hands on a real Koufax RC, at least not one where the image is in any way legible, and even if I do, this card will proudly hold a place right next to it in the binder.
THANKS for these great cards, Matt! I can't wait to come across some cool Pirates to send your way.
Have a great weekend, everybody!