Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tribute to Wes

Recently, legendary blogger Wes Moore- aka JBF- retired from blogging. I missed most of Wes's heyday as I didn't discover card blog's existence until late 2014. Well, Matt of Sports Card Collectors suggested a Blog Bat-A-Round in honor of Wes and his legendary generosity, and I can absolutely do that!

I don't remember everything I've gotten from Wes, but I have been on the receiving end of his generosity, as I think most bloggers have been.

While I don't have any pictures because I can't remember which people they were, at one point Wes also sent me a large batch of people missing from my collection, which is very much appreciated even if I didn't yet keep track of who sent them to me.

The first card I really distinctly remember getting from Wes was from a Christmas trade-a-thon he ran in 2016. It was an interesting time for me. At that point, I was watching the NHL but had not committed to collecting the cards on a regular basis. Although I was already watching as much as I could, I was still keeping it a secret, to make sure I was truly a fan, and I didn't want to start spreading my limited hobby funds to a sport if it was just a passing fancy. Well, we obviously know how that turned out. So, technically this card from Wes is the first hockey card I added to my collection after becoming a fan of the sport.
I wrote a post about it and the other cards I got from him HERE.

In 2017, I got a huge package of cards from Wes's World Cup of Trading. Seriously, check it out. The key card from me was this towel card of Doug McDermott:
Another card that stands out is the football patch card I didn't even realize I was claiming, but is the coolest card in my football collection.

Finally, in 2018, I took part in Wes's Mega Break and claimed the Knicks, Nets, Rangers and took a couple random slots, if I recall. The cards I won are making their Cardboard History debut right here and now! I am saving the best for last.

I got two college autographs

a Serial Numbered Rusty Wallace insert from 1997 Road to the Cup...
That was followed up with three Rangers relics, this Brendan Shanahan from 2006-07 Black Diamond,
 This Rico Fata from 2001-02 Private stock.
(Interestingly enough, neither material is from a Rangers uniform. Brendan Shanahan's piece is from Detroit and Rico Fata's is from Calgary)

But the biggest card in the bunch...
My first numbered relic of my favorite player in the entire sport! It's from the green parallel of 2015-16 Trilogy.

Thank you Wes, for the generosity over the years!


  1. I've been really enjoy seeing all of the recaps of things Wes sent over the years. There was just so much cool stuff. I posted my tribute to him this afternoon. Spent a few hours just sifting through all of the thank you posts I wrote to him over the years.

  2. Thanks for participating in the blog bat around. You are one of a few to do so. Hope it picks up still. Wes needs to go out with a bang!

    1. I've seen a few, he really made an impact on the blogosphere

  3. Sounds like Wes is a heck of a nice guy.
    That Lundqvist card is spectacular.

    1. It sure is! I picked up a Kopitar from the same set at Enfield.