I got my package a couple of weeks ago, along with a note apologizing for not having very many Packers cards. The reason? Apparently, Brian "torched" all of his Green Bay cards after they beat the Steelers in the Super Bowl a few years back. Well, Brian, I'm sorry about that, but not really. That didn't stop him from putting together a nice little package.
Not everything Green and Gold was ashes, fortunately, as this beauty found a spot in the package (and my collection). Abbrederis was used sparingly during the regular, but saw some good action in the playoffs in 2015, starting a game and making six grabs for 69 yards that year. He signed with Detroit this offseason, but this is still an awesome card, numbered to 150.
A few new Cubs came along with the big prize, including that USA Baseball Albert Almora. I don't generally collect USA baseball cards because it feels weird to me to have cards of kids I don't know, some of whom may even be under 16. But it is fun to see players who have made a name for themselves back when they were barely beginning to realize their dreams.
Finally, a really cool card (to me): an Andrew McCutchen oddball! This is a 2006 Police Card, and one that I would have never even known that it existed if it hadn't been sent to me. I may not collect Cutch, but he is one of my favorite guys in the MLB, so this card will stay put with me. I love it.
Thanks again, Brian, for the awesome contest and great package. I may never be able to send you a Cutch that you don't already own, but maybe someday I'll be able to get something good out to you.