The most recent package to arrive came courtesy of reader Mark Hoyle. I've seen his name popping up all over the 'sphere so I know Mark has been a frequent visitor to the post office.
Mark mixed in just a few "modern cards". I decided to show the Nathan card so you could see how it looked compared to the original '72s.
The 1972 Rangers team set looks like an ode to airbrushing.
Which one of these pitchers doesn't belong? AL West, AL West, AL West...NL East? Hmm...
I've seen this card on other blogs before and I'm glad to finally have a copy for my collection. So much great stuff on one small piece of cardboard. The '54 Smalley, the great Rangers cap and color. So much color.
Mark said he might have some Senators I needed. He sure did.
This '69 Frank Bertaina is a little rough around the edges. I can just picture some little Senators fan carrying this around in his pocket.
How about some Men with Bats. Fred, Bog, Mike and Brant were happy with one bat. Ed has a coupld and then there's good old Del. He just had to hog them all. I just realized that the bats are in a grocery cart. Do teams use grocery carts to carry bats at Spring Training now?
I didn't scan everything Mark sent, but I had to show these beautiful '75s. Three minis and one big Jeff Burroughs.
Mark, thanks for making a nice dent in my vintage want lists. I'm working on a package for you and should have something out next week.