Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe, Pizza, and Topps Inception.

I'm fairly certain I've never gone twenty days between posts, but I suppose there is a first time for everything. I've found myself with a little bit of time this evening after my high school baseball team was rained out for the fourth day out of five. Yesterday we traveled to Galesburg and got in a game of Tic-Tac-Toe with the opposing dugout during the rain delay. (We were sent home shortly afterwards.)
It wound up resulting in a "cat" game, which was decided with a quick game of paper-rock-scissors behind home plate. For the record, my team was bested. Nothing gels a team together like a good game of Tic-Tac-Toe and pizza! 

Before we left town the head coach had us stop at the Pizza House and the team polished of eight large pizzas and ten 18" sub sandwiches.  Man, I sure wish I still had their metabolism!

I have a little bit of card news, too. Last weekend a new card show popped up in Bloomington, IL, which is only about a fifty minute drive for me. It is being run out of the second room of a card shop and had nine different dealers in all. Supposedly, it will be a monthly show and I'm pretty jazzed about that. I won a blast as a door prize, which might make it's way onto the blog at some point.

Lastly, The Vogelmonster found his way into the autograph portion of 2017 Topps Inception. I won a player break lot on Ebay of five cases of Inception and I was rewarded with two autos!
 I hit on the /25 and /99, but I still need the 1/1, /50, /75, and the /249. I really like the design of the cards and I can't wait to get these two in hand!
 I'm thinking about buying into another break, but maybe I should just snipe the rest off of Ebay. Vogelbach isn't that big of a name and I should be able to finish the rainbow, minus the 1/1, for under thirty bucks if I'm patient.  Getting the second smallest numbered parallel sure does help things!

That's it for now.  Hopefully, I'll have more motivation to post now that summer break is here. That's right, today was my last day with students.  Yippee!

Thanks for reading!




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Quick PWE from TLC

FWIW, I was not initially very big on the acronyms all my students seem to spout from the mouth with such ease, but they have grown on me. We have our little language here on the blogs, which includes PWE and LCS, but it's no where near as complicated as trying to communicate with a teenager.  What other ones can you name from the cardsphere?

Anyway, The Lost Collector (TLC) hit me up with a plain white envelope (PWE), which has a post mark on it that reads April 3rd. Wow. I'm behind.

The PWE had a nice note.

The Gleyber Torres transaction is still not my favorite, but the Cubs have a World Series trophy as a result so I can't complain. 
I pulled this Arrieta from a pack a little while back, but I'll gladly take another. One for the binder and one for the Cubs box. Nice.

Kyle Hendricks has come back down to Earth after his brilliant 2016 campaign, but in my neck of the woods his cards are about as pricey as Kris Bryant's. Crazy, right?

Speaking of ol' blue eyes... I didn't have this Heritage Bryant yet and now this one will fill a nice little hole in my Cubs binder.

Thanks for thinking of me, AJ!  Your Yankees have been on fire and that Aaron Judge character, the guy who looks like the Hulk in pinstripes, he's quite the power hitter.  I'll hit you back once I round up some Baby Bronx Bombers.  That's what the media is calling them, right?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day everyone!