Sunday, October 19, 2014

6 Heroes

Let's see, my six favorite fictional heroes in no particular order would probably be Batman, Flash, Captain America, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, and James Bond.  I certainly love me some action flicks!

A voice from the background yells, "Hey, this a Cubs and baseball card blog! What's with the six heroes tangent?"

Well, every time I visit the 2x3 Heroes blog my mathematical mind can't help by multiply.  I'm a math major after all.  I've been visiting JediJeff's blog pretty regularly as of late because he's been posting with a fury which could only stem from a delivery from Jaybarkerfan's Junk.

AND, it just so happens that JediJeff dropped a nice padded envelope on me a week or so ago.  Let's see what my favorite Pale Hose blogger sent me!

Minnnnnnnniiiiiiiis!  Anthony Rizzo, the Hawk, and Rogers Hornsby in mini form.  I always think of Hornsby as a Cardinal.  Either way, that's a nice start to a package!

Hall of Fame Cubs!  Ryno, Mad Dog, Fergie, and Mr. Cub join The Hawk.  Those, my friends, are some great nicknames.

Cubs for my player collections.  Campana was the small fast guy who worked his tail off to make it.  Wait, Dascenzo did the same thing just twenty years earlier.  Every team seems to have a guy who fits that mold.  Am I right?
 I just finished Doug Glanville's book and I'll have a review posted before too long.  Nomahhhh!  I still remember being stuck on Lake Shore Drive in traffic after attending a Cubs game and learning of the Nomar trade on the radio.  Man, that was a great day.  Fujikawa?  I think I have the largest Kyuji Fujikawa collection this side of Japan. Congrats to me!

 Two of my favorite pitchers on one of least favorite Topps sets.  I hope the Cubs are able to bring in a couple of studs to anchor the staff for 2015.

 I like this "Keys to the City" insert and I'm curious to find who the other two players are which complete this card.  Maybe a Blackhawk and Bull?

 Relics!  These are actually my first Ron Santo and Mark Prior relics.  The Santo is numbered to 125 and shows a spry Santo.  I miss Ronnie.

I have a pretty large, unannounced Starlin Castro player collection.  But, honestly, he and Rizzo are the only regular Cubs which Topps has recognized the last few years. So I guess I've just accumulating Castro cards because Topps doesn't like to recognize players on losing teams.
I didn't have any 2014 Topps Castro cards yet, and JediJeff sent the base (not pictured), the gold parallel, a chrome, and a gold chrome parallel numbered to 50.  The Gypsy Queen is from 2011, but it was needed as well.  Five new Castro cards is a 4.819% increase to my Castro collection.  Nice!

We interrupt this trade post for a quick contest: A cardboard prize package to the first blogger who can correctly calculate how many Starlin Castro cards I had before this trade post!

And finally, I've saved the best for last!   It's ROCK SHOULDERS!!!!!
And now, for your ROCK SHOULDERS joke of the day:  ROCK SHOULDERS doesn't get headaches, he gives pitchers and opposing managers headaches.  . . .  <crickets> . . . Yeah, that was pretty lame.  I guess I'm running out of material.

A big thanks goes out to JediJeff for a killer trade package.  Many new cards to my Cubs collection and plenty of star power.  Thanks, Jeff!


  1. If I kept all the Castros I pulled, I would have a hell of a PC. It's either a card of Castro, David Ortiz or Prince Fielder in every pack I open.

  2. Did you have 104 Starlin Castro cards?

    1. You did the correct math for the numbers I gave, but I goofed on my calculations. I hope that didn't throw anyone off!

      When I first wrote up the post I had found 4 new Castro cards in the package, and did my percent increase on that number. Then I found the base, which upped it t5 cards, but I forgot to run my math again. My bad!

      Again, correct math on your part, and you'll be rewarded! Thanks for reading, Gavin!

    2. Ah, I was wondering why I couldn't match up exactly with your number, try as I might!