I was presently surprised to find a package in the mail recently from Paul over at Phungo. I’ve avoided contacting Paul recently because I am still a little mad that my favorite active pitcher is now the ace of his favorite team, the Phillies. If you’re a Marlins fan, there is still a handful of us left, this move was very hurtful of our chances at winning the AL East any time soon.
Maybe this was Paul’s peace-offering – a pack of 2010 Phungo cards.
I quickly ripped them open, and here are the results:
Chris Coghlan- the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, Aramis Ramirez, Rich Harden, Nick Johnson, and Ivan Rodriguez.
The pack also contained 2 inserts of rare and significant value. The first insert was the Blue-bordered Harry Caray tribute card that depicts Harry as he leads the Wrigley Faithful in a rendition of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’. The second insert was the even more rare Black-bordered Harry Kalas Memorial card showing a memorial that the Phillies’ fans made for Kalas after he passed.
I can’t be too mad at Paul right? After all he sent me this free pack of cards – and some of the cards I pulled seem to be quite rare. I guess I just need to get over the fact that I will get to see Roy Halladay pitch a lot more than I used to – but this time I will be forced to route against him…
I got these extremely ‘Phun’ cards from Paul at Phungo last week. He has a knack for creating his own custom cards and the pack he sent me appears to have been loaded by the supplier as many of them are of players that are near and dear to my heart!!!
Check out the stuff:
I mean where else am I going to pull a card of one of my Favorite Florida Marlins pitchers – Anibal Sanchez??? Anibal is on his way back from rehabilitation and I hope that he has a breakout year for the Marlins’ pitching staff this season. He would be a great #2,#3, or #4 starter for ‘The Fish’ this season.
And the Cubs I got in this pack are sending me back to a day when the Cubs were packed with superstars: A dual combo card of Gary Matthews, Sr. and Gary Maddox. A sweet card or Mr, Cub, Ernie Banks, as he coaches from the 3rd base side. Former Cub and current Phillie Jamie Moyer in his wind-up. Greg Maddux in action as he attempts to overpower Ryan Howard. And lastly, Alfonso Soriano is what must be a home run shot.
The above 2 inserts accompanied my custom cards. You can never go wrong with Ron Santo(hopefully the HOF understands that some day)!!!! And a pretty sweet looking card of Carlos Zambrano. This is my first card of ‘Z’ and I am happy to add it to my collection.
Great Custom Cards!!! Thanks Paul!! That was a lot of ‘Phun’!!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Greg Maddux Collection
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