Before this hiatus, the last cards I received came on Super Bowl Sunday. I came home from church to a big envelope on the front porch. I knew in my bones that it contained cards for me, but I had no idea where a package that size was coming from.
As it turns out, the package was from Kerry at Cards on Cards and it contained my winnings for his annual college football bowl pick 'em. Let me just take a moment and proudly proclaim that I am the Cards on Cards Pigskin Prognosticator Extraordinaire! I swept the prizes this year by correctly predicting the Belk Bowl winner (Virginia) and being least awful in predicting the final score, and by scoring the most points in the pick 'em. (Thank you Clemson, for justifying my faith in you.) I'm not meaning to brag here, but you'll have to excuse me while I revel in this victory for a moment. This kind of glory doesn't come my way often.
The prize for the Belk Bowl was a jumbo pack of 2019 Flagship and the prize for the pick 'em was a blaster of the same. Kerry also threw in a stack of Cubs for me. And so it was, on the biggest football-based holiday of the year in America, I opened up a package full of baseball cards.
I've never bought A&G. I think I've only seen it in stores once. That doesn't mean I don't like the base card designs, because I typically do. I especially like the rolled parchment look from last year.
And now, for my first 2019 cards, starting with the jumbo pack.
I know I'm way late to the game here, as everybody has already shown off their Flagship and is moving on to Heritage, but here is my thought. I like the design. I think it will one that I will be able to immediately recognize in the future. I think I liked 2018 waterslide/tidal wave a little more, but this one is certainly good to me.
Thanks to Kerry for the contest and the generous prize. In case you're wondering, these are still the last cards I have obtained, way back from the beginning of February. I am hitting a card show next Saturday, though. I haven't been to one in about a year, so I'm really looking forward to it. Maybe someday I'll even get around to posting what I pick up there.