One of the many quirks I have developed in collecting baseball cards is keeping the wrappers. Not just the wrappers but the boxes also. Before blogging came about I wrote the players pulled from packs and kept the wrappers along with the scrawling in a notebook.
Fast forward a few years and I still do this but in the guise of Pursuit of Red Sox. An attempt to keep an accurate record of the cards pulled from packs and an easier way of keeping track of the Red Sox pulled from packs.
To further the cause Dayf recently proposed a intriguing hostage relocation program. English football (soccer) packs for American baseball packs. Serious transatlantic negotiations began and finally winging their way to Georgia were some packs of 2010 Adrenalyn XL World Cup cards. Luckily my local newsagents still carried some stock. So I bought what was left and the hostages were released from English tyranny.
Relocating to England these former abductees were sent by Dayf:
2 packs of 2011 Gypsy Queen,
1 pack 2011 Allen & Ginter's,
1 pack 2011 Topps Opening Day,
1 pack 2011 Topps Attax,
1 pack 2011 Topps baseball Series 2,
1 pack 2008 Donruss Playoff Extra edition.All of which I intend to open at Pursuit of Red Sox.
Wait a minute. I call foul. Two of the packs have been tampered with. Get Ban Ki-Moon on the phone quickly. Relax......Unclench.......Slow down. The hostages have been treated in accordance with United Nations guidelines.
On further inspection both packs were chock full of Gypsy Queen Red Sox and Topps Red Sox.
Please forgive my accusations. The packs were brilliant.
Thank you Dayf. Hopefully we can negotiate additional transactions.