Jon sent along some really great stuff...not a duplicate in the bunch! I don't know if he checked my wantlists or just got lucky, but all the vintage NBA he sent me was new, and that can be a bit of challenge as I have roughly 75% of all 1970s NBA cards, including all from 1975-76 through 79-80.
This was the last one out of the box but the first one I'm going to show...a card from 1970-71 Topps! I had not gotten any new cards from this set since 2003 or 2004. Over a decade! Even better, it was a player I did not have in my collection! Rich Johnson actually is a 1 Hit Wonder, this is the only card he ever got.
|1972-73 Topps was the first set to show unedited action photos since 1961-62 Fleer|
First out of the box was a pack of 1992-93 Fleer/Spalding promo. I had never been able to hunt these down before. 1992-93 Fleer is one of my all-time favorite sets, so I was very happy to get these. I didn't scan the cards yet, so here's the pack. I have not really mentioned it much but I also love promos, so these were a nice treat!
A few posts ago, I mentioned that there was a GI Joe card set I knew existed, but didn't have any of. Jon hoped he was sending me that set, but without knowing it, he sent me something better- a GI Joe set I had no idea existed! And he sent me the entire 55 card set! I'm shocked! Thank you! Apparently, in 1987, Comic Images issued a GI Joe set, with most, if not all, of the artwork coming directly from Marvel's comics. The set was issued 6 years into the run of GI Joe, when it was at it's peak. The cards are somewhat crude- I'm not sure if there are two in the set that are cut to the same size- but who cares, this is from the glory days of GI Joe, and even better, I had no idea they existed, and now I have them complete! Here are three cards from the set.
Thank you again Jon, this was an excellent surprise and every single one of these cards will have a happy place in my collection for years to come!
By the way, Merry Christmas to my fellow Bloggers! My family knows me very well and I am sure I will have new cards to post about tomorrow, Christmas is usually the day of the year where I get the most cards- all gifts from my family. Even if by some chance they went a different route this year, I'm sure I'll still be able to put a post together about memories of cards I got for Christmas...there are lots of them, and had I had more forethought on the topic, I would probably have posted about that this year as well. Well, I can't cover every topic during Cardboard History's first year, can I? :)