I received a package from my east coast friend and trading partner, Zippy Zappy, the proprietor of Torren Up Cards.
ZZ included a note, as those of us who've ever received a zapping know he always does. The note called this batch of cards a "mini-zapping". There was nothing mini about this one.
Gotta start things off with The Teenager. Reports from the Dodgers' ST camp are Urias is definitely ready to rock in 2017. He'll take the mound tomorrow for the first time.
ZZ sends me lots of Bowman, which means lots of Dodgers prospects for little ol' me.
Here's the one who got away.
The Dodgers traded JDL for Logan Forsythe, our new second baseman. It was a "win now and gamble away the future" move. I wanted De Leon to be a Dodger...I'm still a fan of his, no matter the team.
Here's Jerry Hairston, who now is on the TV broadcast squad for the Dodgers. It's hard to find a bigger homer than Junior...
ZZ knows I'm a big fan of Kenta Maeda, so he zapped me good with some Maeda-san cards from his days with the Hiroshima Carp.
This Genesis card is the Bomb!
In case you've never seen the back of a Japanese baseball card...
ZZ knows exactly what is going to make my collector's eyes open wide. Brooklyn Dodgers...yup.
A bad ass Eric Gagne card that's new for my collection...yup.
Speaking of knowing how to make my eyes open, ZZ dropped a handful of these on me....
I love American baseball, but one thing we sorely lack, and the Japanese win on - is they've got cheerleaders.
I suppose I shouldn't call them cheerleaders. The cards clearly state they're Dancing Heroines. Yup, that'll work.
The Osaka Hanshin Tigers are my favorite Japanese team, so ZZ knocked it out of the park with these lovely cards filled with lovely Dancing Heroines.
Wanna see a couple more?
Fresh-faced, cute and wholesome. Best of all, she likes the Tigers. Just like a gal you can bring home to meet mom.
Yes, those cards opened my eyes, but ZZ wasn't done. He dropped a card on me that I've been wanting for quite a while.
It appeared in 2013 Topps Archives, and while most folks (who cared about such things) were clamoring for the Beatles card... I secretly coveted this one...
Now it's mine! THANKS, ZZ for all the great cardboard.
A mini-zapping? No way. This one rocked!