Friday 17 February 2017

Some Penny Sleeves to think about

Once again, I've neglected posting, and even worse, in thanking some bloggers that sent cards my way. Over the next few days I hope to catch up on those cards that I've received since I got back from my Christmas in Arizona.

This wasn't the first package that I received, but it allows me to start with a Jim Brown card, which I wanted to do since today is Jim Brown's 71st birthday.

This package comes from Jon at A Penny Sleeve for your Thoughts.
2009 Topps National Chicle #C79
Happy Birthday to the greatest running back to play the game!

1994 Playoff - Playoff Club #PC-11
I love the thickness and feel of this set, although the card doesn't scan great and the inset photograph of the head does not look as good as it does in person. I'm always happy to get a Clay Matthews card, he's one of my favorite players and should be in the Hall of Fame.

1994 Stadium Club - Bowman's Best Refractor #2

The scan is bright like a refractor but doesn't really show the colors that show up when I shine a flashlight at it. I needed the refractor for my collection, but sadly, since the card isn't numbered as a refractor on the back, I may have owned the refractor in the past. I may have to dig through doubles for the other cards in the set to see if I do actually have the refractors.

The main reason Jon reached out is that he said that he had some Mets for my Starting Lineup project.

L-R: 1967 Topps #105 and #165
Jon apologized for the condition of the Boyer card. No worries! It look great to me!

L-R: 1967 Topps #186; 1972 Topps #346
I love getting the Mets Maulers card, and though I may eventually replace it with a solo card of Ron Swoboda, it will always stay part of my Mets collection.

I think that the Fregosi card will always keep his 1972 slot. It still has him in his Mets cap, but is part of a wonderful subset.

Thanks for the great cards, Jon, and when I get my act in gear, expect a return package.


  1. I'm glad to see that they got there safely. That Jim Fregosi boyhood photos has always been one of my favorites from the '72 set, as it's not very often that you see an accordion featured so prominently on a sports card.

  2. +1 on Jim Brown. He was truly one of a kind.