A reader reached out recently offering a few Angels relics he had, and after trying to work out a trade he decided he would just send me the cards anyway although I didn't have anything comparable to send in return. He would go down in my log as flagged for future interests. He's a trusting and friendly collector that way.
The package came in the mail today:
I wasn't sure if I should say who the sender was so as not to embarrass him,
but this is how it came. Ripped in half, wide open at one end, but miraculously with two cards both in top loaders inside. No tape, no plastic bag, no nothing. Thanks for your dedication USPS.
I contacted the guy who sent these and he said that he was assured by USPS that he could enclose 3 top-loaders in a business sized envelope as long as he PAID THE HIGHER PRICE for a non-machinable parcel since it couldn't be bent. You can see what that got him.
Tim Salmon survived. A nice autographed Tim Salmon.
You can see how care was taken by the sender to penny-sleeve, top loader, and seal the card.
This sweet Nick Adenhart was a bonus throw-in but the dual jersey Jered Weaver numbered 23/25 that should have been in there for the HIGHER PRICE OF THE NON MACHINABLE PARCEL is now lost, probably forever.
I'm so thankful for the cards, but what a bummer for both me and the sender.