I'm currently writing this on a day where I should be in school teaching (1/30/2019), but this crazy polar vortex just came out of no where. It's supposed to get down to 27 degrees below zero tonight. Garbage pickup and mail delivery, along with all sorts of community activities have been postponed . . . and queue the sad trombone . . . the vortex has delayed the delivery of 2019 Topps to the big box stores to P-town. (Yes, I went out and looked in this crazy cold!)
With all that being said, the time off has given me some extra time to clean up around the house, watch my wife do the taxes, and do some blogging.
Bru, from Remember the Astrodome, recently shipped out a dozen packages and I was the lucky recipient of one. Let's see what he sent!
Cool! I had a couple of these tins a few years back that I picked out of a quarter box.
Here's a smattering of horizontal cards to start things off. The Sosa cards are new to me and I can always use more rookie cup cards of Ian Happ.
Jon Lieber was one of the more underrated quality starting pitchers to come through Wrigley since I've been watching Cubs games.
MLB Showdown is a sportscard game that was released in 2000. I want to say that's Miguel Cairo pictured swinging the bat, but he didn't play for the team during this time period. Jose Nieves maybe?
Woo-Hoo! It's a new Brooks Kieschnick card for my player collection!
Baez would not be in the category of "offensive guy who could have a rebound year." I fully expect some regression back to the mean, but I've been wrong about Baez in the past. Who's to say he won't prove me wrong again?
How about this? What a score for me! I believe this is a complete 1992 Panini Sticker set with the team card and the two extra shiny cards of Ryno and The Hawk.
Here's a shot at the backs. It looks like some sort of game can be played with the sticker backs . . . except you don't want to use your Cub stickers to play.
This Ryne Sandberg card is the pink prizm parallel of the Panini's 2017 Donruss Optic release.
924 Sandbergs and counting! Currently all my Sandberg cards are in a binder, but it is getting crammed. I'm thinking about moving them all to penny sleeves and slipping them in top loaders and then storing them in a box. Has anyone done this? I have about 250 top loaders not being used... but this could get pricey in a hurry to do all 900+ cards. Maybe I should just invest in a second binder.
Thanks for the fun cards, Bru. Going through new cardboard on an unexpected day off from school is a great way to kill some time!
Stay warm everyone!