I was out clearing (still) downed limbs from the late October ice storm. I saw the mail carrier stop at my box and drop the mail off. I finished the tree I was working on and, about a half hour later, walked to the box to get my cards.
And...it was empty. A quick post on the city ward Facebook page confirmed that mail theft is rampant right now and other people have either had packages stolen or found empty boxes in the bar ditch. For the most part, the cards were mostly commons for my 1960 and 1965 set. I'm not happy they were stolen, but we aren't talking a huge sum of money. Maybe $40 at best. I'll get over it eventually. But, my winnings from a recent group break were also to be delivered and that included the card above: 1960 Topps All Star Rivals (Mantle/Boyer.) It is one of three Mick cards in the 1960 set and I was happy to get it out of the way. So much for that, eh?
As I said, the mail service is pretty darn good around here and this is the one thing that has gone wrong in the 18 years I've lived out here. So, I am fortunate overall.
Just not today.