Chris from the blog Nachos Grande decided to embrace the holiday spirit full tilt and be generous to his readers. He called it his Season of Giving, and basically he sent cards of a favorite team to whoever wanted them. How could I say no to that?
I was expecting a small package, but what I got was a small box - crammed with over 250+ Red Sox cards. It was a thing of beauty. There's just too much to all post here, so I'll showcase some highlights.
|2011 Topps Allen & Ginter - Relics #AGR-JLA John Lackey
The top card was this cool mini relic card of former Championship starter John Lackey. This becomes my first official Red Sox relic! Awesome!
The rest of the box contained an assortment of cards from the late 80's through the current year. Lots of good stuff!
|1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars #9 Carlton Fisk
Chris did sneak in a non-Red Sox card in the pile. True, his Sox may be white here, but it's hard to complain about an all-time great like Fisk! I've always had a fondness for the Glossy All-Stars inserts too.
|2007 Topps #578 Dustin Pedroia
Maybe someone smarter than me can explain this, but I really don't understand why this isn't considered his Topps rookie card. It's his first appearance in the base set, and the base set immediately following his debut. It's even the year he won Rookie of the Year. Was the Topps 52 set really enough to be a deal breaker?
|Upper Deck Baseball Card Fan Pack
This is cool. I have never seen this before. All the thrills and mystery of opening a pack, with practically no potential for disappointment! I think opening the pack will be the subject of another blog post...
|2008 Upper Deck #229 Manny Ramierez
Chris, if ever there was a card to represent your generosity during your Season of Giving, this would be it! You really hit it out off the park here! Thank you very much!