When putting together my 1930-1939 Phillies Have List back in April, I wrote this:
A few months ago, I put together my 1883-1929 Phillies Have List. A want list for these years was a bit ridiculous I thought, since I couldn't imagine (a) needing to refer to the list on a regular basis or (b) readers browsing through a want list and deciding to send me a few T206 Phillies cards.To date, I've been wrong about the (b) part of the statement as I have yet to have a reader send along a T206 Phillies card. However, I can now say that I have had a reader (and fellow obsessive Phillies baseball card collector) send along a T205 Phillies card, which is pretty cool.
Amazingly enough, Matthew over at 14,000 Phillies decided he'd do his part to bulk up my 1883-1929 Phillies Have List. I recently returned home from a miserable day at work to find a package from Matthew sitting in our pile of mail. I immediately opened it, as he had e-mailed me that he'd be sending along a few Phillies autographed cards from recent years and a hard-to-find Ryan Howard card.
When I first saw the steady gaze of Mickey Doolan peering back at me, surrounded by a beautiful gold border, my initial thought was that I had picked up the wrong envelope. My second thought was, "What a cool reprint card." Finally, my third thought was, "Holy crap, Matthew just mailed me a 1911 T205 Gold Border card completely out of the blue."
Thank you for the awesome addition to my collection!
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