The post office emails me an alert when something arrives in my post office box. I’m not sure what criteria is used to determine when to send out that ‘Real Mail Notification’ that looks so promising in my inbox. Generally when I arrive at the post office box anticipating some fantastic mail based on that notification I find a menu for the local Chinese restaurant, or perhaps a Geico ad. I never get email when there is a package, or even so many packages they don’t fit in the box. . . none of that apparently counts as ‘Real Mail,’ at least not in the way the Geico Gecko does.
Today’s ‘Real Mail Notification,’ was undoubtedly sent to alert me to whatever ad was in my post office box. I immediately discarded the ad to check the address on the box under it. . . I couldn’t even tell you what was the ad was for.
As you have certainly already deduced that small flat rate box contain a return trip to Sadlittle-ville, back to Legends and Lore specifically. As soon as the cards slipped into my fingers Santa Claus peered back up at me. It was perfect. That magic Sadlittles brought to the industry four or five years ago all came back at that moment.
Only four base cards Santa, Snow White, Goldilocks and The Beast, but that was all it took to remind me how much I enjoyed opening L&L, Fairyland, and Damsels and Dinosaurs. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Sadlittles releases, but those three really were my favorites. Maidens, the four card follow up to Legends and Lore immediately reminded me of those sets. . . those four cards left me wanting more base cards. You read that right, and I’m just as surprised as you are. I can’t remember the last time I wished a base set was bigger. Sure I’ve wished sets were different, but it’s been so long since they’ve left me wanting more cards.
The sketch cards are awesome too, as you can see. . . Pulling a Kat Laurange card in my first pack also took me right back to Damsels and Dinosaurs — I bought every Kat Laurange Dinos card I could find. Other packs held cards by Mel Uran, Doug Riggsby, Robert Audato, J(ay) and all kinds of other artists. . . it was like a family reunion. . . actually, no, family reunions suck. . . it was like dinner with an old friend.
Thanks Nathan and Sadlittles. . . Maidens is a great release.