When I walked into the house, I saw a bubble mailer on the table. I wasn't expecting anything. The return address was Shane's, of the Off The Wall blog.
The first thing I did was read the enclosed letter and that alone made my jaw drop.
It's not every day that I get a T206 card in the mail! I recall Shane emailed or messaged me a few weeks ago asking if I was collecting T206 cards. I told him that I wasn't "working on the set," but I was picking up cheap cards from the monster when I came into them. I didn't think anything more into it.
Something else I loved was the note to read up on the player's background. Last weekend I ordered "The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories," a book that give brief biographies on all players pictured on the 520 cards in the T206 set. This is a great chance to use the book for the first time other than my cursory glance the day it arrived.
As I type this, I haven't done the research yet. Since "his hands" was in quotes, I'm guessing it has something to do with fielding gloves. I believe that time frame is too early for batting gloves. We shall see after the picture.
|1909-11 T206 #42 Lena Blackburne|
WOW! Thanks for both the card and the lesson in baseball history, Shane! It is truly appreciated and I'm thrilled to add this card to my small stack of T206s. This is the 16th T206 in my collection and my first PSA graded copy.
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