21 April 2012

red letter (and patch) mail day

i received a few things in the mail one day last week.  there were a couple of individual cards that made me happy.  one was this 1971 o-pee-chee team and text variation of jackie hernandez.
note the red lettering.  the more common version of hernandez's card features yellow text for the pirates' team name.  i have updated the 1971 jackie hernandez post on oh my o-pee-chee! to showcase my version of the card (i had previously been showing an image from comc).  i actually got this card on ebay via a second chance offer.  i had lost the original auction and either the winner didn't pay or the seller had multiple copies.  either way, it was one of just two that i have seen on ebay (for a reasonable price) in a couple of years.

next up is a red patch card from 2008 upper deck baseball heroes featuring chad billingsley
bills is in the process of breaking out this season, so i have a somewhat renewed interest in his stuff.  i had kinda detached myself from him as i figured he would be pitching in saint louis or somewhere like that eventually.  now he looks like a legit number 2 starter.  anyway, this card came in a deal brokered by spastikmooss over at the great sports name hot and i couldn't be happier about it.  i had/have a thing for red dodger patches since that comes only from the jersey number on the front.  i bought quite a few of them in the early 2000's - mostly shawn green and kevin brown - and know now that some may not be legit.  oh well - i still have the greatest red patch dodger card of all time.

thanks tim!

1 comment:

SpastikMooss said...

Sweet, glad it worked out!