While I was away in Nashville over the end of June/beginning of July, several packages of cards found their way to my doorstep (or P.O. Box, where I have many of my cards sent). A couple were expected, some less so. These came from Matt of Diamond Jesters, a relatively new blogger to our community. He’d come across some junk wax cards at a Goodwill and noticed something that unbeknownst to him intrigued me, so I reached out. More on that in a bit.
Matt also found a pair of ‘Stros I needed from 2018: a Jose Altuve from Donruss and a Dallas Keuchel from Heritage. Thanks Matt!
But I’m sure you all want to know what intrigued me so much in the first place, right?
Boom! 1988 Score! Wait, what? While I love this inaugural year set from an underrated manufacturer, I’m not building it and I’ve had the Astros done for a long time. I actually was building this at one point, and got up to about 2/3 done before I decided to really examine what I wanted to build and move some cards out. What Matt had mentioned in his post, though, was that he came across a stack of GLOSSY cards from this set – and lacking any of these (which equated to the fancy factory set/Tiffany versions that Topps and Fleer had been releasing), I crossed my fingers and hoped there would be a few. So yes, the cards I loved most out of this little PWE were these four junk wax beauties.
Thanks Matt! I have a little return fire sitting here on my desk. It’ll likely get dropped off at the post office this week.