Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Marked Man

I recently was marked for some cards and other goodies by none other than Mark Hoyle, who is a collector of Red Sox things among other, er, uh, um... things. I first "met" Mark earlier this year during my Topps Series 2 box break and he kindly took the Red Sox I pulled off my hands, for which I'm grateful.

I'm rather happy to have received the following three items.

The first is the 1973 Johnny Pro Earl Weaver of the Baltimore Orioles. I tweeted that it was a a cool card and like a week later I had it in my paws. How's that!


Earl was the force behind the Baltimore Orioles for quite a long time and was an integral part of my childhood in Northern Virginia as they were the closest professional baseball team. I remember vividly the 1979 World Series and rooting for the Pirates because I loved their hats (and had one, too).  It's a shame he wasn't there in 1983, but maybe they mightn't have won if he had been?

The next is the 1984 Topps Super of Darryl Strawberry. This made me drool. I have two now which is perfectly fine by me.


The third item is a photograph of Darryl Strawberry and I haven't figured out when it's from, why, where, etc. And frankly I almost don't care because it's a pretty awesome shot and, I think you'll agree, looks spectacular.


Thanks so much, Mark!

Thanks for stopping by!



5 comments:

  1. Mark's great. Very generous and probably the best known person among bloggers who doesn't have one of his own.

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    1. Just from this transaction and what I've seen on twitter and other blogs I agree. I'm actually fascinated by those that don't blog.

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  2. That Weaver is fantastic and makes me wonder if there are more besides Weaver of whatever that is.

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    2. There are a bunch in the set for the Orioles & the Phillies the following year. They seem to have made some Basketball cards, too, (Bullets).

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