Monday, April 19, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
Absorbing baseball cards was a very slow process for me in 2020 and on into 2021. But one card made my brain double clutch, instantly:
Saturday, April 10, 2021
I know I will never catch up with bloggling about all the fun and not so fun things I find on my beloved baseball cards. Though I have some nice little piles of cards I am looking forward to scanning, sometimes I figure it is better to cut the line.
Today I was happier than usual to find some brand new baseball cards on the shelf. A long crappy day discovering 2 different things to fix on my truck, big-time work scheduling pressure, and the capper was my local pharmacy telling me that I was typing in my own birth date wrong - meaning my vaccination appointment was now invalid.
And I had even missed the official 3 pm distribution of the trading cards at my local Big Box store.
I went on over there after dark, anyway. Shoots, scores! One brand new Heritage "Mega" box. I have 2 blasters of Heritage already and my usual pile of hits & misses to share with you - some day.
But this delightful baseball card eye candy can't wait:
Thursday, April 8, 2021
We all know the concepts around the word "bad" and how that can actually mean "good." Though I often wonder how people learning English as a second language first start grasping this concept. Someone probably tells them "Samuel L. Jackson is a bad ________" and they get it, I usually suspect.
But that isn't quite the "bad" = "good" theme I have had in mind while pawing through my small stack of 2021 Series One cards. I just keep finding these new baseball cards that really are: bad. Sometimes though, that can be good.
Anyone reading many baseball card blogs is probably familiar with some of the more well-known cards from the 1990s that depart from the photo norms of baseball cards - the card with the snake, the huge wireless telephone, the Budweiser umbrella, etc. Those aren't "bad" cards though, they are just playful photographs which would not really look all that out of place in one of those more recent galleries of short-print / photo variations full of cards we scroll past but know we will never own.
This year though, I am finding some just plain bad baseball cards, and this seems to be a higher # than usual. But some of them are so bad - that I like them. Let's take a look.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Happy post-Opening Day! It was so great to be absorbing baseball action that "counts" -- and both my teams won their first game. There's always this year!
I did have one major downer though - for the first time I can ever recall in my entire life, I could not purchase a pack of baseball cards on Opening Day. I think I will always have trouble getting used to that fact; though I can "wrap my mind around" all the causes, that simple thing is just one that particularly keeps me wondering a certain question. Am I just about to wake up now?
Maybe it is time for another deep absorption of Richard Linklater's masterpiece movie "Waking Life," I dunno. But before I wake up, I have been wanting to share the baseball cards I discovered inside this not-so-great dream of the past year. And it is always way past time for me to deal with those ever-growing stacks of baseball cards. Later on tonight when the dulcet tones of Jon Miller start describing a new Giants season for me, I think I might finally put some 1986 Topps into some binder pages. And maybe keep those near a scanner, for y'all.
But before I enjoy some constructing of a binder full of my baseball card youth, or get on with having fun with brand new baseball cards, let's see what I could far too rarely find on the shelves last year - 2020 Baseball Cards:
Best '75 Topps Homage, Lefty - Tie
Favorite Rookie Card