It was still June when I received my second PWE of the month from Jeff over at Wax Pack Wonders. Much like with the first PWE (which I talked about previously on the blog), the latest PWE was the result of another card giveaway. Jeff does a kind of unique giveaway in that you select three players from a given list and then he sends you a PWE of cards of that particular player. You get to know who you are going to receive but not what you will receive. It makes for a fun mail day (and a bit of mystery/gamble).
For me, I jumped in his second giveaway mostly because there were still two Reds available that I (sort of) collect. The first was Joey Votto.
The three cards here are all nice (and varied)! I'm actually thinking that all three might be new to my collection - I know that the Bowman Platinum is new but I don't think I had either of the other two as well. Certainly a good start to the envelope!
The other Red that I wanted to grab was retired legend Johnny Bench.
Jeff didn't disappoint me here either. In fact, he somehow squeezed in four Bench cards even though I only scanned three of them. I like the Disco Era Dandies insert, though I do wish that Bench was facing the camera in the photograph.
For the third category of players, there really wasn't anyone still available that spoke to me so I went with John Kruk for no real reason at all.
That pizza card is fun, I remember my dad coming home with a few Tombstone pizzas back in 1994 and him giving me the included baseball cards. Do they still make Tombstone pizza?
Many thanks to Jeff for the giveaway! I would encourage all of you to check out his blog if you haven't already.