Monday, July 11, 2016

The indoor season is backwards in the south

I heard this mentioned in the past couple of weeks, and it's the truth.  The heat in the south is so stifling (along with the humidity) that it's very difficult to spend any amount of time outdoors.  While I reveled in the warm winter I experienced this year, the past several weeks have been tougher than I expected.  Taking walks for 30 minutes leaves you drenched.  While I don't have a house (yet), I've already heard the stories from my friends about how mowing the lawn leaves them exhausted.

Definitely summer time down here is indoor season.  Maybe I'll take more advantage of the time inside and get some posts done.

That being said, here's a couple more Serial Numbered Insanity pages.   Enjoy!

#19:  St. Louis Cardinals team card.  2011 Topps diamond blue parallel #19/60.  Courtesy of Manupatches and Chrome Scratches (retired).  St. Louis card #2
#20:  Ryan Drese, 2005 Topps Chrome refractor #20/225.  Courtesy of Dennis from Too Many Verlanders.  Texas card #2
#21:  Mark Loretta, 2005 Topps Chrome refractor #21/225.  Courtesy of Dennis from Too Many Verlanders.  San Diego card #2

#22:  Michael Tucker, 2005 Topps Chrome red refractor #22/25.  Bought on ebay.  San Francisco card #1
#23:  Jonathan Joseph, 2011 Bowman Chrome refractor #23/150.  Courtesy of Jeff from 2x3 heroes.  Oakland card #1
#24:  Raul Ibanez, 2003 Topps Chrome refractor #24/699.  Courtesy of The Sandlot blog.  Kansas City card #1

#25:  Miguel Montero, 2011 Topps black parallel #25/60.  Courtesy of Ted from the Crinkly Wrappers blog (retired, you'll be seeing that a lot through these posts).  Arizona card #1
#26:  Orlando Hernandez, 2007 Topps Chrome red refractor, #26/90.  Courtesy of Simon from the 7 Hours from Tampa Bay blog.  Arizona card #2.
#27:  Sam Fuld, 2011 Topps gold parallel #27/2011.  Courtesy of the Tomahawk Chopping blog.  Tampa Bay card #1  

#28:  Andruw Jones, 2007 Topps Moments and Milestones # 28/29.  Courtesy of Oscar from All trade bait, all the time.  Atlanta card #4.
#29:  Steven Ramos, 2014 Bowman green parallel #29/199.  Courtesy of Dennis from Too Many Verlanders.  St. Louis card #3
#30:  Adrian Gonzalez, 2010 Topps Opening Day blue parallel #30/2010.  Courtesy of Ted from the Crinkly Wrappers blog (retired).  San Diego card #3

#31:  Jeff Kent, 2006 Topps Moments and Milestones #31/150.  Purchased at the 2012 NSCC in Baltimore.  LA Dodgers card #2
#32:  Russ Ortiz, 2005 Bowman white parallel #32/240.  Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog.  Arizona card #3.
#33:  Wilson Valdez, 2012 Topps gold parallel #33/2012.  Courtesy of Michael from the Nomo's Sushi Platter blog.  Cincinnati card #1

#34:  Dustin Pedroia, 2011 Topps gold parallel #34/2011.  Purchased off of ebay.  Boston card #2
#35:  Torii Hunter, 2007 Topps Triple Threads #35/239.  Purchased at the Cleveland NSCC in 2014.  Minnesota card #1
#36:  Joel Piniero, 2009 Topps gold parallel #36/2009.  Courtesy of Jeroen at the Dutch Card Guy blog.  St. Louis card #4

No holes in the pages so far which is a good thing.  A bit of damage on the 19 card (OK, a lot of damage), but I don't think I want to hunt for a replacement.  Only Atlanta and St. Louis are averaging a card per page so far, while 10 teams don't have any cards yet. 

More to come, especially with the heat expected for the next.....several weeks.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. I can imagine... I can't handle the heat and humidity here in Central Ontario.. I would melt there

  2. I couldn't imagine trying to live in the South. Anything over 75 degrees with humidity here and I have trouble breathing. Not fun!

  3. It was a beautiful 77 degrees with little humidity in upstate New York today. Going to get humid the next couple days, but I don't mind.

    Love the colored refractors from 2004-06 Topps.

  4. Having spent a ton of time for work in Broward and Dade Counties at all times of the year over the past 10 years, I definitely agree. My worst experience was spending the better part of a week watching the excavation of underground pipes from a fourth floor roof of a 30-story hotel in July in Hollywood Beach. That was pretty bad.

    Honestly, I will say this about Southern heat/humidity: if you pace yourself slowly enough and get stuff done during the morning or in the evening, it's generally okay. You have to walk more slowly than you did in the north, but otherwise it isn't horrible.

  5. It's been mid to high 90's the past few days in San Jose... but thankfully the humidity isn't too bad. I still hate the heat. Hope things cool down for both of us.