I believe many of you have traded with Mark before and know how he is a generous trader. I do not believe he has a blog of his own, but simply reads and comments on blogs. I saw somewhere that he collects all the Boston teams and I had a stack of Patriots and Celtics cards looking for a good home. A couple emails back and forth and we were set.
I believe one of things Mark is known for is sending out some vintage goodness. This package was not short on that at all.
Even with all of those 1972 Topps cards Mark sent my way, I still need about twice as many to complete a Mets team set. Without looking into it, that year has to be the most Mets base cards found from Topps flagships release.
You can see a contrast here in the photography styles used on vintage cards compared to modern cards. It seems like most vintage cards used posed shots the majority of the time while modern cards are mostly action shots. Of the four modern cards shown above, three would be considered action shots. Of all of the vintage cards, there are only two with action shots. There is probably a perfectly good reason for this, of course. Less advanced technology, maybe less on-field access at games, or maybe nobody back then really thought actions were all that interesting.