My final envelope from April arrived from one of the more prolific non-blogging traders out there: Mark Hoyle. If you've ever been lucky enough to get cards from Mark you know that he's a generous source of vintage and oddballs, among other things. I got a good idea of that the last time I showed off cards from him on this here blog back in January of last year.
Mr. Hoyle followed that up last month with a fun PWE that mostly featured Tigers. But first, let's have a look at another example of USPS's reliable, gentle treatment of the things we pay them to transport for us:
Here's what was inside:
Trammells were new to me as was JV's 2016 Heritage base card.
Bill Bruton, a Milwaukee Brave that spent the last four years of his career with Detroit in the early 60s. Besides the difference in size these two items show the crazy range of stuff Mark digs up to send out.
he sent a Charlie Gehringer from the same set last time and then explained a bit about them in the comments of that post. A great photo of a Tigers great!
Mickey Redmond. Mick had some nice years in Detroit over the latter half of his career in the 70s, putting up 50-plus goals two years in a row, including the '73-'74 season this card covers. An excellent 21 of his 51 scores that season came on the power play, easily leading both divisions; #2 was Rod Gilbert of the Rangers with 16. I don't have a whole ton of Red Wings vintage, so this is definitely a fun add for me!
Mark, thanks for the unexpected and much appreciated PWE of goodness! I might just have some interesting stuff of your guys to send out before long as a thank you.