Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas with Angus

One of the newer bloggers around the blogworld this year is Angus of Dawg Day Cards. He introduced himself to me through commenting here. He then started sending me cards -- here's the first time -- and even aided me in the War with JBF by delivering the final blow which led to peace in our time between Hazel Green and Sandy Springs/Dunwoody.

Around our Thanksgiving Day, Angus started spreading Christmas cheer around by sending out Christmas cards filled with baseball cards. 

From the very beginning of the packages of cards that Angus has sent to me, he's been quick to feed my oddball fixations. The Christmas Present was no different. 

It started a little slowly, though.

I wondered to myself why Angus had sent this card, and then I saw the fine print on the card noting that Parker was listed as "Now With Brewers." I thought then, "wait, I don't recall Topps doing that on Parker's card for 1990."

So, while initially a bit of a question mark, it all became clear once I read the fine print on both sides of the card. You'd think a lawyer would know better than to ignore that small print, but there we are -- a new addition to the O-Pee-Chee collection.

The remainder of my Angus Christmas special were all larger than life Donruss cards:

Donruss Action All-Stars and the Donruss Champions sets are some of my favorite regular-issue oddballs from the 1980s. The postcard size make them perfect for autographs that aren't cramped, and that same size makes it easy to find plastic sheets to store them in.

With such a great package of Brewers greats in large form, it's a perfect time to post my favorite Christmas song again: The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl.

Angus, thanks as always for the great cards. I'll keep an eye out at my local shows for more Cleveland Browns relics and autographs as well. No offense, but the Browns continued failure at being a good NFL team keeps those relics and autographs quite affordable.


  1. Love those oversized cards, especially that Sutton. May have to track that one down. Just sent my first package to Angus the other day.

    1. Based on photos like that one, I tried to pitch like Sutton for a while as a 12-year-old. It didn't work as well for me as it did for him.

  2. Yeah I get annoyed with the 1990 sets.. That was the only year where OPC didn't put OPC on the front of the cards. Much like the 1990 Fleer Canadian, the only way you know is to look at the back.. Mind you with the Topps/OPC, there's at least the French to differentiate..

    1. Yeah, there is the French on the OPC, at least...but man, that Parker card threw me off entirely. I cleared a spot for it in my regular Topps binder and everything....then realized my error.

  3. Glad you enjoyed the cards. There was something else I meant to throw in but forgot. I'm sure I'll find other cool stuff too for whatever next package I send.

  4. Angus just sent me something as well. Such a good trader!