Probably can't tell from the amount of blog posts coming forth, but still alive here in the land of Junk Wax.
In fact, still receiving cards from the generous blogosphere. T.J., the Junior Junkie, recently sent me this stack of cardboard goodness:
entered a contest on Junkie's blog. When I guess random numbers in a situation like that, I usually try to go with some number that has meaning to me. This time I went with Rod Carew's jersey number. So thank you Rodney Cline. Sad thing is, I somehow totally missed the results post. I'll blame the new job/schedule.
I can't possibly do the package justice and post all the goodness in that stack, but I'll try to highlight a portion of it.
I'm still trying to complete 1979 Topps, and these cards are definite needs there. Ironic that Welch arrived not too long after his early passing. I just realized that's 2 Dodgers. Oh well, I want them anyway!
attempt at a rainbow. This Mike Trout brings me up to 8 of the parallels:
The rest of the package were cards of my beloved Angels.
Upper Deck from my time away for the hobby. I particularly like the Hudler card. I pretended to be a second baseman when I played baseball. And those first 5 feature my favorite Angel logo. Gary DiSarcina there is wearing my least favorite of the Angel logo/color scheme/uniforms. I may have to start a DiSarcina PC someday. He's back with the Angels, this year as 3rd base coach.
Tigres de Quintana Roo.
These are (I think) the gold parallels of 2005 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects. So why do some cards have 2004 stat lines on the back, while others have 2005 stat lines? Anyway, these things are super thick, which is kinda cool. But kinda odd too.
And that doesn't cover half of the package. Thanks again T.J.
I think I'm one of the few people that can say I have Junior cards that the Junkie doesn't. I'll have to remedy that here soon.