Adam from My Cardboard Mistress shot me an email recently letting me know I had a small package on the way. Good things DO come in small packages. Exhibit A:
Many minis: a pair of Scherzers, a pair of AJaxes, and an awesome Ripken
The somewhat educational "What's in a Name" insert, this one of Miguel Cabrera. So why not include a scan of the back?:
Dunno about you guys, but I still prefer the name he goes with because "Miggy" just sounds better
Alex Avila 2012 Allen & Ginter jersey
Here's the real prize--a card I claimed as soon as I saw he'd pulled it. On one hand, I do feel bad for Adam because this is a pretty crappy hit for any box: a $2 relic, albeit of a former all-star. But it's the kind of card that just turns me off of buying boxes. Still, buying it for cheap or getting it in a trade is an excellent alternative, and I'm happy to have another nice Avila to pair with my Gypsy Queen jersey I also nabbed this year. Avila's got enough offensive potential that I think he'll be around in Detroit for a while longer, so I'll take whatever I can get of him!
Thanks again, Adam--this was a superlative A&G trade package!