There is no mistaking the work of some artists- Rembrandt's use of light and darkness (chiaroscuro); Hemingway's short, rhythmic sentences and his preference of nouns and verbs over adjectives and adverbs; Hendrix' experimental sound and chord voicing.
One trader within our card community whose packages are unmistakable is Julie from A Cracked Bat. I received a package in the mail this week that had no return address. The first thing I saw upon opening the bubble envelope was a note from the sender, and immediately I could tell it was from Julie. What gave it away? (well, besides her name- duh!) The 'Chop Chop' line; she always finds a way to include it and something else related to clipping, cutting, cropping or chopping. It's kind of frightening, actually. Oh, wait, it's a play on my blog name.
Other characteristics of Julie's trade material range from the surprising (autographed Dale Murphy card) to solid stuff I didn't have ('95 SP Championship Series) and everything else in between.
The content of this package didn't take me by surprise- Julie had said she was sending some Update my way. Her frustration with the product is my gain, I guess you could say. Onto the cards....
We have a current Brave
Pictures of puffy-cheeked pitchers
A rare action-shot in contemporary Topps
And a pitcher whose curveball is the best pitch in an impressive repertoire.
This was no slight return (32 cards in all) for some cards I had sent Julie's way and one that chopped down what seemed to be an insurmountable mountain- finishing that 2015 Topps Update Set.
Thanks again, Julie!
Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by GlendoraDent