Sunday, May 16, 2021

Folder of Fun Additions and Mr. October in May

 Jeff, from the witty Wax Pack Wonders blog, reached out to me recently about some possible additions to my Folder of Fun. He offered up quite a selection, but it quickly became apparent that Jeff and I have very similar tastes in cardboard. Of the lot I found three I didn't already own a copy. 

Here they are in all their glory:

Jose Rijo flexing for the camera is an excellent way to start. Studio was always good for some unique poses. 

Speaking of unique, how about Dave Stewart in a tuxedo?
It's cards like this which make we want to start a new project: the nine best cards from each year of Stadium Club. That would be a fun one to tackle!

Last up is an ice bath celebration. I could have sworn I had a copy of this card, but I couldn't locate it for the life of me.

The PWE also contained a brilliant little surprise. 
My 1982 Topps set build, which I started in 2019, is now missing only twenty-three cards. Nearly every card I need is either a rookie card or a card of a Hall of Famer. I don't have any cardboard goals for 2021, but completing this set would be a solid win for my collection. 

One more little goodie, but this one came on the outside of the PWE.

Those are some old stamps! (Well, they're older than me at least.) Pretty cool!

Thanks for the fun PWE, Jeff!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

 We held our graduation ceremony for our seniors today. We've offered in-person learning since we re-opened in August, but there was a good number of students who chose the remote learning option and they never set foot in a classroom their senior year. 

Part of me feels like it's still all a dream. Another part hopes I wake up soon. The realist in me sees us doing it all again next school year. 

That's enough of that. How about a baseball card? 

This is a 2019 Panini Chronicles Prestige stick-o-graph of the VOGELMONSTER. It has a cracked ice feel to me, but this parallel is technically called holo foil which is numbered to /23. 

Um, let's not get too wrapped up in details. It's shiny. It's an auto. Panini's photo selection doesn't leave me missing Mariners' logo. Lastly, it's another new Vogelbach card to add to my player collection. Add it all up and it's a WIN!

Call your mother tomorrow and enjoy the rest of the weekend!