I usually don't post on Wednesday since that is my long day at work (which may be changing in two weeks). But, when I got off work tonight, I was very pleased to find a random package waiting for me. It was another great package from Rod, the man behind Padrographs. In the package was 28 new autographs for me, as well as the Royals 1996 Royals police set (minus one card) and a few new Royals cards. Most of the autographs will be shown on here in some form or another, but I wanted to showcase this one tonight.
Here is a Padrograph original of Cedric Hunter. While I am not familiar with Cedric, that is not the point. The point is that this is a great looking custom card. The best part about it is that it has a front and a back and that it is thick. It is thicker than regular card stock and almost as thick as a game-used card. With a little (OK, a lot) of help from Dave, of Goose Joak, I put together a custom card with a front and a back and a little filler in between. Unfortunately, I think the pressure of all the cards in my binder is the only thing keeping my card in one piece. That is not the case with this Padrograph. This baby seems sturdy. So, if you ever need any advice on putting a custom card together, Rod may be able to help you out.
Here is the front.
Even though the front is the side that is signed, I almost like the back of the card better. The reason for that is because Rod probably has the best logo in the baseball card blogosphere. Check it out.
If you are an autograph collector that runs a blog, and you are not jealous of that logo a bit, than you are only lying to yourself. That logo is great!!
As I mentioned, Rod also sent me the '96 Royals Police set. I was a bit surprised to see this since Rod emailed me about a month ago to see if I could find a card out of the set for him. He was of course wanting the Bip Roberts card from the set, and I am guessing that he found it since he sent me the set without the Roberts card. It looks like he found his Bip card, but he had to buy the whole team set to get it. That works out for me.
I think that I have a signed copy of the Damon card from this set. The cards are a little bigger than standard cards, therefore I do not keep them in my autograph binders.
Overall, it was another great package from Rod. Right now, I do not know how I am going to go about posting all of these autographs. I will post some on my recap that I am doing right now, but I will save some for a later date. But, I will get them all posted at some time or another.
I have a thank you package in mind for you that is not baseball related. When I will find the time to drive to the place to get it for you , I do not know. But, I do have something special planned.