I wasn't going to post today. I don't have very much time and my muse was out to the shop. So I was going to leave you to stare at Pacific cards for another day.
But sometimes, all you have to do is open an envelope and the words just pour out -- which is rather interesting because if I was to express myself in person about what I just pulled out of that envelope it would be "uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb, uhb ..." to infinity. Sheer flabbergastedness.
David sent me another little package. He's already provided great stuff like '84 Donruss, '77 Topps, '72 Topps, and a few '56s like the one you see here of Ed Yost.
One of the cartoons on the back amused me.
But the Yost really was the lowlight of the package. And, yes, I know I just did a grave disservice to the hobby by calling a '56 card a "lowlight."
But you'll understand soon.
Here is another card out of the package. Dave threatened to send me a Van Mungo card back when I showed the Pete Reiser card he sent me. So I was ready for him.
But I'm not any less thrilled or impressed. A 1939 Play Ball card of the immortalized Van Lingle Mungo! His rookie card!
I'm starting to feel flabbergasted already.
But wait ...
OK, a 1933 Goudey card is totally unexpected.
Sir D'Arcy Jake Flowers has the honor of being tied for the oldest card I have along with a couple of other '33s that have come my way. But Flowers is even better because he was a Dodger when this card was issued (he's shown as a Cardinal but the trade to the Dodgers is mentioned on the back).
In my perfect card world, the oldest card I own would be a Dodger.
So I guess you could say my card world is perfect.
And I'm not going to back off of that statement after seeing the following card come out of the package:
That is beyond amazing.
This is yet another card that I didn't think I'd ever own. The '53 Bowman Pee Wee Reese has been out of my price range virtually every time I've looked one up.
I don't know who in the world could grade this card as "poor." Even if it was folded in sixteenths, it wouldn't be "poor" in my eyes.
Outside of that, I just don't know what to say.
This is a tremendous gesture from a fellow collector. Thank you.
I think I'm going to have to revise the Greatest Dodgers Cards Of All-Time Countdown.