There may be one or two of you out there who have read my blog more than once over the years, and if you have you know that I'm not ashamed to poke fun at myself.
If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at, right?
So taking the night off last night to watch the Leafs put it to the Panthers, I figured I better get back to the posting game this evening. After posting for 7 straight evenings, I'm starting to get the idea that I'm seriously blogging again...
Another set that I'm going to get a want list up for before too long (hopefully) is 2016 A&G. Colbey from the Cardboard Collections blog had sent me a few A&G cards from his group break a few weeks back, and the Numbers Game insert hooked me in. I've been a sucker for numbers all my life (my love of math I guess), and these just piqued my interest.
I bought 4 packs of A&G at the local Target a couple weeks ago, so let's look at the packs quickly and see what we get...
Minis first, just because:
I know that there are collectors out there that love these, but they will always be a drawback for me. I have a helluva time handling them, and they're a pain in the ass to store.
At first, I thought Caleb Cotham's (Black border at the bottom) last name was "Gotham", so I wondered what the Batman reference was going to be. The Trea Turner is an A&G back if there is someone out there in need of it.
I'm sure that A&G has done Natural Wonders before, right? I'm not ashamed to say that I think this is a beautiful looking card.
I owe the honorable Night Owl an envelope, so if you need this one Greg, let me know and I'll add it to the small pile of 56's I have for you. If not, I'm sure that there's another Dodger collector out there who may need it.
I'm sorry if I offend any D'backs fans out there, but I have to say that these unis are a no.
Showing off the back of this card I guess means I've flipped everyone the Bird (yes, that is bad...). One thing I really never noticed over the years. What position the players play isn't on the card.
I never really looked at the back of the Numbers Game inserts until this evening. The Kershaw that I pulled from a pack is very interesting.
The "retired by team: not retired" line is kind of redundant isn't it? I haven't looked at a checklist for this insert set yet, so I'm wondering if there are retired greats in there.
Live-ball career ERA record of 2.43. That's what we're calling the modern game now, live-ball? Maybe I'm just too out of touch with baseball terminology. In case you were wondering, Kid K has reduced that record career ERA to 2.37.
The chase is on for 2016 A&G. Am I late to the part, indeed. But hey, I was 47 years late starting the 1964 Topps set in 2011, and over 5 years later I'm almost done...
thanks for reading, Robert