I received an uber-generous amount of greenbacks from my parents during the holiday season (read: last December), and they were earmarked for a new flat screen television for my man room.
|The old set up.
Fast forward nearly four months . . .
Kosuke Fukudome, Brooks Kieschnick, and Kerry Wood. The one on the bottom right contains over seven hundred different Ryne Sandberg cards. The help balance all of the Cubs-goodness the three monster boxes contain all of my non-Cub singles. Above the monster boxes are of my baseball books. There's a stack of about six in there somewhere which I have not read . . . yet. All in due time!
On each end I was able to take my skill saw and carve out a track for four separate sheets of plexiglass. They slide in and out pretty easily, and now my bobbleheads won't need a good dusting so frequently.
The top of the TV stand is my favorite. The piece of glass I had cut is the most expensive piece of the stand itself, but it was totally worth it. I needed something to protect my Cubs!
There's 112 cards in all, with 112 different sets being represented.
Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, and George Bell can each be found twice, but only because of their 1991 Upper Deck card in which it pictured all three MVPs on one card. Otherwise there is only one card of each player.
The big names are all there: Banks, Williams, Jenkins, Santo, Grace and Maddux.
Of course I had to include my prospects: Bryant, Baez, Russell, Schwarber, Edwards, Almora and the Vogelmonster.
Other favorites made the cut as well: Nomar, Reed Johnson, Dick Tidrow and his mustache, and Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams.
It took a little time to select and arrange the cards, but I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
Now I can watch my Cubs, in my man room, on a nice new TV supported by something I constructed myself. Give me a mini frig to store some adult beverages and it'll be my own little slice of heaven!
Thanks for the cash Mom & Dad!