Mail days have sort of become a rare thing around here. As we go into full househunting mode, my buying has been scaled back almost to zero. After all, there are more than enough cards to pack up here when the big move comes as it is. But I was treated to a pleasant surprise by one of my team collector buddies, who sent along a nice array of Pirates goodies.
This is easily the biggest single addition to my collection so far this year, and the package was jam packed full of serial numbered cards and inserts. Better yet, every single card was brand new to me.
Panini's entry into into the prospect game is never quite as well received as the Bowman sets, but I've always been a fan of Elite Extra Edition. Elite was one of my favorite releases when Donrss was still around, though the Extra Edition was a bit misleading for quite a few years when the standard Elite was MIA.
While I'm sure it will still be a good while before the mail is regularly flowing into my collection again, it's always great to add a wave of new cards. Now the cataloging, sorting, and adding to binders? That part is a little less fun.