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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Perspective from PTown

My good friend Tom from Waiting til Next Year sent me an astonishing package a few weeks back.  I refrained from sharing because I was a war and it needed to hold off till the end. In his mailing, Tom explored our past trading relationship and expressed some thanks for all our swaps.  He also explained that the massive mailings and monsters would take some of the fun out of the relaxation he garners from sorting and keeping up with his conquests.  I can totally respect that-in fact I have grown weary of trading at an insane level.  At times it has made me want to take a step away.  I'm going to take a little new perspective compliments of Tom on how I do things here at the JBF Junk.  No more insane mailings, no more $100 post office days.  I'm going to scale back my Braves collecting to just the anthology set and a series of binder guys but I'll share that another day.  I'm going to continue the autograph project through the end of the year just to see how many I can add in a years time.  These changes will become clearer with time but I realize we all have different ways of collecting and Tom has made me take another look at how I do things.  So let's see what Tom sent my way to put an exclamation point on some of the crazy mailings that have taken place between us.

 A whole binder full of stuff for me?!?
 Let the wowing begin
 Pretty much every sheet was filled with mostly Braves Autos
 There were other team Autos as well
 A lot of the Braves were autos of guys that I don't have in the anthology binder
 Do I add those to the autograph binder or
 the Braves Anthology binder??
 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
 Tom's generosity really blew me away
 Would like to know the story of how he got all these autos
 Just absolutely stunning

 Tom I can't say THANK YOU ENOUGH for this fantastic haul
 But he didn't stop there....another item I never thought I'd own..........
 SI 1, Yes the original in a bound book!!!!!! WOWWWWW
 Even the cards were still in there!
 That wasn't enough.  He added a auto of the cover boy and one of my new Braves Binder Guys!
Tom sent me 131 Autographs!!!! Yes 131.  I don't know where to start.  Normally I would start a plan of attack but I'm not going to do that-I'm just going to say Thanks!!  I will never bury you again my friend...only less-less is more-I'm learning!!!


  1. The autographs? Lots of card shows. It's amazing what you can get autos for when most of them haven't played in ten years and no one can remember their name. From the deals I got I think some of the dealers were just happy to get rid of them!

    Oh, and you're most certainly welcome!

  2. Very cool! I love the idea of returning something you send - album, top loader, case, etc, with something that the other person collects. Looks like a great and album Tom sent your way.

  3. Wow... that SI book is awesome! So is the Matthews. Great stuff.

  4. The SI is awesome, and the autographs are just excellent. And, I definitely know what Tom is talking about when it comes to the sorting and, well, the stress of getting those big deliveries. It's a lot of fun at times, but it does take a lot out of a person to trade like that.

  5. JBF - I hope to trade with you soon. Im getting settled and starting to go thru my cards. Looking forward to it! thanks again for your patience! Im sure I have something you can enjoy but it won't look anything like Ptown's binder! That dropped my jaw to the floor! Awesome! Tom's a great guy and quite generous too.