Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Lost Collector Goes BIG...Above And Beyond!!!

One of the Heritage boxes I opened this year had a Masahiro Tanaka box topper ad panel, along with a Tanaka action variation. Like any self-respecting baseball fan, I had to get rid of those...I can't have Yankees in my house!!!

Fortunately for me, I knew someone that would provide a good home for them. AJ, a.k.a. The Lost Collector, is always waiting with arms wide open for any Yankees I may pull. And honestly, I enjoy sending them to him because I know he really appreciates them. 

So I sent them on their way, not expecting anything in return.

Well, that was a silly thing to think. AJ always sends something nice.

First was this awesome Pudge. You can't tell, but it is a sweet holofoil card. I really wish Upper Deck still had an MLB license.

Next in the package was this sweet Juan Gone. A nice Topps gold border, to boot. Love it.

Then there was another Pudge staring at me. This one appears '99 All Star Game in Boston. Not positive, but I think this was an exclusive to the game.

Oh, I forgot to mention something.....

The Pudge All Star and Juan Gone are massive!!!!! I mean, these are by far and away the largest cards in my collection. 

But that wasn't the only larger than life card he sent....

He also included this oversize box topper featuring the Diamond Kings portrait of Jurickson Profar!

Profar has had a rough go of it lately, but maybe he'll be ready to go next year.

AJ, I can't thank you enough. I never imagined I would get anything in return, much less an entire package of effing awesome!


  1. Glad you enjoyed! I figured a box topper for a box topper was only right. I enjoyed tracking these down.

    I really hope Profar makes it back. Luckily age is on his side.

  2. Sweet box toppers. I'm going to o have to grab a few