Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some PWE Goodness and a Little Padding to the Contest Prizes

Two more excellent PWE's came in for the Mega Contest. Entries abound. There's still time if you wish to up your stake.

First up, everyone's favorite reader, Mark Hoyle, sent along some vintage goodness.

1973 Kellogg's Bobby Tolan. Sweet. Who isn't happy with vintage oddballs? This joins Joe Morgan in the ol' binders. Gary Nolan and Pete Rose would complete the team set. I'm not optimistic about finding a cheapo Petey. But no matter. This card is excellent.

1974 Topps Stamps Tony Perez. Stamps definitely count as cards. Especially when they are vintage and Hall of Famers. This was a big set, with 10 total Reds. Maybe someday. Maybe someday.

An excellent pair. Many thanks, Mark.

Next up, a fellow Larkin-hound, Joe Frecker, sent some fresh Barrys my way.

1986 Sportflics Rookies Barry Larkin. As this set was released post-season in 1986, Sportflics put out the only card of Mr. Larkin with a 1986 byline. At least, as far as I can tell. This is sweet. I've been hunting for this card forever. Its absence was inexcusable. But now it's mine. Muah ah ah. I only wish my scanner could do something to properly show it off.

Four more new Larkins. Brings the total up to 680. Nice. We have a 2002 Studio, 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads, 2000 Kahn's, and a 1987 Broder. Hey, it's a Broder RC. I'll allow it.

And some extra Larkins to pad the envelope. These will be payed forward. A few went in Prize #9 and the rest went in Prize #8. Sweet. Much thanks, Joe. Much thanks.

Go Reds.

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