Are you amused like me when an ebay seller throws some extra cards in with you order and tries to guess your interests by what you ordered?
It doesn't happen a lot for me. For whatever reason, very few of the people I order from add extra cards. But a recent shipment of four 1976 Hostess needs did.
Three of the cards I ordered happened to be White Sox.
I didn't plan it that way. Each was ordered for a very specific reason, but the White Sox uniform wasn't one of them.
For Terry Forster, I was upgrading my previous version of the card. For Jorge Orta, it is a short-print in the set and I nab those as quickly as I find them. For Rich Gossage, he's one of the more expensive cards in the set, so let's get that out of the way.
I know those three cards ordered together makes me look like a White Sox team collector to someone from the outside. But the closest I've come to having an interest in the White Sox is when they were the parent club for the Buffalo Bisons back in the late '80s because all their gear was White Sox-themed. Oh, and I drove past Comiskey Park once and wished I could've stopped for a game.
That's it. Yet, all of the above was good enough for the seller to throw in these:
Weee. Junk wax.
But cards I don't have are cards I need. And I like '89 Donruss (shhh, it's a secret). However, the Pasqua is a dupe and the Ventura card is a need, which of course it is because '91 Fleer is still awful.
The fourth card from my Hostess order was this card:
I'm sure the ebay seller was baffled by this one. Where is the connection to the White Sox?
The best I can tell you is Concepcion wore No. 13 in honor of former White Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio.
I guess it's too much to ask for an Aparicio card to be thrown in.
Anybody remember the best throw-in they received from an ebay order?