Saturday, September 26, 2020

A King's Ransom

I wasn't planning on posting today, but something just happened to make me change my mind.

Today is my birthday and, purely by coincidence, I opened my mailbox to a PWE from Jon of Penny Sleeve Thoughts. This is the note he sent me.

When he did his most recent Free Stuff Giveaway, I mentioned that both of the cards I would have claimed were taken. No big deal; I didn't think anything of it. Well, apparently Jon did, and he thought I needed a consolation. So he sent this little, insignificant thing instead.

What?! A 1952 Bowman! My first one and now the oldest card in my collection. It's even got a little star power, since Ransom "Randy" Johnson was a two-time All-Star for the Cubbies at third base. All this because Jon a) thought I somehow deserved something just for commenting on his post b) is a very generous guy. I can't say, "Thank you," enough, Jon. It was a wonderful birthday surprise.

Here is the back, for those who are interested. Hope you are all having a great day, too.


  1. Good card. The oldness, the All-Starness, the funny nameness.

  2. Hey, happy birthday! This seems to have worked out well, although if I had known your birthday was coming I would've sent more :)

  3. Happy birthday! Jon is a good dude.

  4. That's a heck of a birthday gift, happy accident or not. Great looking card!

    Also, happy birthday! I hope you get another gift tonight with a Packers win :)

  5. Happy Birthday! Let's hope Aaron Rodgers and company can bring home a victory for you and the rest of us Packers fans.