|Lewis Ginter's grave monument is the largest in Hollywood Cemetery|
|The stained glass windows were handmade by Louis Comfort Tiffany.|
For more works by Tiffany, see this great page on Artsy.
As for the cards, I was disappointed to get shorted a mini. The highlights of the pack:
You gotta love the irony of opening a pack at Lewis Ginter's grave and not getting a tobacco-sized card. To quell my dissappointment, we stopped at Target and I picked up another rack pack. Well, apparently Lewis Ginter just wanted to play a joke on me, as this rack pack yielded not one, not two, but THREE minis. The first two:
not bad, but the last one was quite nice:
|It briefly crossed my mind to return to the cemetery and plant this near the Lewis Ginter's grave...|
MASSIVE ERROR ALERT. Wow, while researching this one, I found out Topps F'ed up big time. There are two plants referred to as "Mexican Hat". They are Kalanchoe daigremontiana and Ratibida columnifera. This first is a plant native to Madagascar that sporadically blooms and has 6-8 inch long fleshy leaves, just like the description on the back. The second is a flowering plant of the daisy family that is native to North America. This is the plant that is shown on the card front. In fact, they used the same exact picture as on the wikipedia page. Googling "Mexican Hat Plant" produces results including the first (and incorrect, I assume) wikipedia page. Am I really the first person to catch this?
Anyway, for those of you that may think the inclusion of flowers in Allen and Ginter is questionable, find a reasonable explanation here.
So, Lewis Ginter jinxed me with no mini, then made my cup overfloweth with minis, and then helped me find a huge disconnect in the particular Flora of the World card I pulled.
I feel closer to Allen and Ginter cards now. I have made my pilgrimage.