last fall i found myself in the pacific northwest on a work related trip, and i reached out to gavin from baseball card breakdown to see if he was up for a quick meet and greet. i had ulterior motives, as i was hoping for his help in printing a bunch of the custom cards i had created over the past several years. gavin was amenable to both requests, and that is how, on a sunny afternoon in the city of portland, two card bloggers met in person.
i've now met three - paul from carl crawford cards, brian from highly subjective completely aribitrary (twice), and now gavin. we had a short chat, and exchanged a few cards.
gavin gave me this 1999 skybox premium todd hollandsworth autographics card
as well as a couple of his more recent customs - this 1990 fleer-ish yasiel puig/madison bumgarner card
and this 1989 upper deck-ish vin scully card
after we met, gavin went to work on printing many of my custom cards - particularly the 1978 topps update/burger king dodgers that i had created. he sent them to me just after the new year, along with several other cards, one of which was this 2016 topps archives corey seager card
i never had a pc going for kevin brown, but i do have a ton of his cards as his tenure as a dodger coincided with a ridiculous amount of sets and inserts being printed. this is a 2004 leaf certified materials mirror red parallel
here's a black bordered mini justin turner card from 2016 topps allen & ginter.
josh reddick has more dodger cards than he should, given how little time he spent with the team and how poorly he played during that time. this is one of those 2016 topps holiday cards
you may have noticed based on recent posts at baseball card breakdown that i sent a bunch of 1965 topps cards to gavin in return for his work. he also sent some to help me with my set quest, like dan osinski
i am also slowly working on my 1972 topps set, and gavin included a few towards that effort, including one clarence "cito" gaston in action card