The most fun I had on Friday's Card Night this weekend came from the bomb dropped on me by The Diamond King, Kevin, after I responded to his generous offer to participate in his Weekly PWE Sendout Project. I had mentioned that I was a Dodger fan, with a particular interest in veteran pitchers. I thought I might find a seventh copy of a 1989 Donruss Orel Hershiser in my mail someday, and pretty much forgot about it. Well, I love surprises, and Kevin's PWE certainly did not disappoint. Let's play...
1986 Fleer Future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton PHI #2
2012 Topps Golden Greats Sandy Koufax LAD #GG-50
1999 Topps All-Matrix Kevin Brown Club K LAD #AM27
From my collecting dark period. Never seen or heard of Topps All-Matrix. Typical of the early days of super-shiny cards, with lots of foil. Brown was a first-class jerk, but had a nearly HOF-worthy career.
2012 Panini Prizm Nolan Ryan HOU #133
1971 Topps Gaylord Perry SFG #140
1977 Topps Don Sutton LAD #620
Cards in poor condition don't bother me. But that doesn't mean I don't have a little extra appreciation for a vintage card in really nice shape. Especially when it's a Dodgers Hall-of-Fame pitcher. This 1977 Topps Sutton is beyond generous. It's a simply beautiful card, and I'm so grateful to Kevin for sending it, and the rest of these way-fun surprises, my way. Fortunately, I was able to help him out a little with his SCAM Project, which I encourage you all to check out. Thanks again, Diamond King, you're a real prince. Enjoy, indeed.