Sunday, May 29, 2011

Big Thanks to The Sewing Machine Guy

After The Sewing Machine Guy bought a pile of "pizza boxes" full of baseball cards at a yard sale, I contacted him to see if he'd be willing to send me any early-1980s baseball cards featuring guys with mustaches for my Mustache Set.  He said he would.

Sure enough, true to his word, this weekend I got home from golfing to find a large envelope sitting in my mailbox.

I opened it up to find a huge stack of mustache cards.  Here is a very small sampling of them:

Now here is where The SMG went above and beyond the call of duty.  I was more than happy to get a great stack of 1981 and 1982 Topps Mustache cards. 

Yet, along with the 'staches was a bag with this message:

Inside the bag was two packs of cards. 

One was a pack of 2011 Gypsy Queen which yielded:

I included the checklist cards because my wife was looking it over and spotted the Crown Jewel Relic of Prince William and Princess Kate. 

As someone who got up early to watch the Royal Wedding, she was interested in getting this card.  After I showed her what they were selling for on eBay, her interest diminished.  Maybe in a couple of years, the prices will go down and I'll be able to get it for her.

The second pack was of 2011 Opening Day, which included these seven cards:

I am constantly telling my wife how great the people of the cardboard blogosphere are and The SMG proved it once again.  Thanks for the cards and the packs Larry.  I greatly appreciate it. 


Colbey said...

The SMG is one of the best!

jaybarkerfan said...

What a nice gesture! I'm working on another stack of mustache cards for you.