Project '62 a few weeks ago.This is a long-delayed revealing of cards I received from Chris of
The plan was not to post these until I got a package off to him. Easy enough. I had the package sealed and ready to go. But then I screwed up the zip code on the package, then I forgot to include a couple of cards, then life stuff happened, then a dinosaur broke into my house and ate all my packaging tape. Meanwhile, the package sat there through it all, groaning like a child with nothing to do.
Finally, it has something to do. It is out the door. And I can finally show the great cards that I received.
This trade came about because Chris had some 2010 Heritage Dodgers for me. I'm no fan of the set, but I've got to have those Dodgers. So we'll do this quick and painless like:
But, to my surprise, there were much better cards in store. Real vintage. Dodger vintage. The best kind of cards ever. I'll start slowly and work myself up to the best.
It would not be a card package from Project '62 without a '62 card. I have seen this card many times, but never owned it until now. There is nothing that makes a ballplayer look like a 5-year-old more than having him field while wearing a batting helmet.
I know you're reeling from all the vintage, so Ill show another fake vintage card. It's an Obak mini of "Farm System Innovator" Branch Rickey, who "innovated" a lot of teams, but is best known for signing Jackie Robinson.
I'm not crazy about the '58s. A lot of the head shots are freakishly huge, and the Dodgers got stuck with yellow backgrounds on every one of their cards. But it is so cool to get cards from '58 in the mail.
I did receive some other non-vintage cards in the package. Wants from Topps 205 from a few years back and Topps Total. But how do you expect me to feature those cards when I get this:
Chico Fernandez played for the Dodgers for just one year. He was mostly a shortstop for the Phillies and Tigers. But he will be forever known as the first '55 Bowman I ever held.
I think Chris has earned himself another package of cards.