But the entire state of Illinois didn't have one to offer. Usually I can bank on the suburbs to host at least one show, but the closest to me this weekend is in Urbandale, Iowa. I've been to that show once before, but at the time I was able to pair it with an Iowa Cubs game. The nearly 8 hour round trip drive seemed worth it to me because minor league baseball is awesome.
I simply can't justify it today. Thankfully, I've been saving a yellow padded mailer from Judson just for this occasion. Judson held a man room/card cave contest on his blog, My Cardboard Habit, and I came away with first place!
Prize packages are cool! (Especially when you were hoping to hit a card show and drop some coin on some Cubs cards.)
Let's see what Judson sent.
476th different Kerry Wood card to add to my collection.
Jake Arrieta picthed yesterday and was cruising along at about eleven pitches per inning through the first five frames. Three outs later we was over one hundred pitches. Yes, the Brewers were patient and lit him up during the sixth inning. Frustrating.
I've never been a John Lackey fan. He has a nice track record in the play-offs, but his personality comes off as a bit abrasive at times. Maybe it's his constant "cowboy up" mentality.
I just picked up the Kyle Schwarber Perspectives card yesterday and now . . .
Judson, my goodness! What a package and just the pick-me-up I was looking for after I couldn't find a card show within driving distance. Thanks! Good luck to your Rangers in the play-offs this year!