I've been back from vacation for a few days now, but despite my best efforts I've had zero time for the hobby outside of keeping up with my reading of all of your wonderful blogs on the rare occasion that I get five minutes of time to myself. The result is that I'm now even further behind on a good ten to twelve trade packages that are sitting in piles on my desk, as well as some emails that I'm sure have fallen through the cracks temporarily here.
If you're the source of one of the emails or trade packages I mentioned, and I haven't reached out to you individually, please accept my apologies. All of my attention outside of my job is currently devoted to Shoebox Legends' new personal assistant, Leo:
This one is from last year's Topps TBT promotion. They had me hook, line and sinker last summer for any Topps NOW or TBT Red Sox card they printed up. This year, not so much. In fact I've bought just two Topps NOW cards this entire season, because they were from a game I attended. But that's one for another day, when I have time.
2011 Allen & Ginter Hobby - I don't actually recall even opening a pack of these ever; not even in 2011. Let's see what we have inside! Prince Fielder, Travis Hafner (Indians! Waho...