Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The last day of March is practically a holiday, so ...
Don't look at me that way. I've just made it through the most debilitating month of the year -- made even more debilitating this time around by circumstances you don't want me to document. Trust me, you don't.
The end results is March ate half of the days off that I usually get during a regular, non-hostile month, turned my general mood from happy-go-lucky to WHAT-THE-F***-ARE-YOU-LOOKING-AT, and I'm quite sure knocked a couple of Marchs off my life, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
So with April and baseball right around the corner, I am spunky and ready to go.
Besides, I just got this email the other day:
"Thank you for your order
1960-BB-TS1-265-NA Rip Repulski 1 03/29/10 SHIPPED
1968-BB-TS1-277-NA Jerry Buchek 1 03/29/10 SHIPPED
1972-BB-TS1-532-NA Fred Kendall RC 1 03/29/10 SHIPPED"
My Million Card Giveaway items be shipped!!!
(EDIT: My Million Card Giveaway items BE HERE!!!!!)
OK, I've stopped spinning around. Waiting for dizziness to go away ...
Still waiting ...
Waiting some more ...
All right. Back to normal.
I haven't had a ton of cards coming in lately. That's mostly due to the fact that during the month of March I couldn't coordinate placing found cards into padded envelope. But I've rectified that a bit -- and there's more rectification to come in the next day or so, but especially the next month or so. Meanwhile, there are some items that others have been so nice to send. March was kinder to them.
BA Benny found some items to spare in his big buffet of cards and sent a few my way.
This card came from madding, the same person that sent me that 1989 Topps cello pack (which, by the way I have opened , and will share the contents of the kick-ass fantasy team later).
He was confused as to why I wanted a Mantle card. I don't blame him. Normally, modern day Mantle cards are kindling to me. However, 2006 is the year in which I had to get in touch with my inner completist, so I am trying to accumulate every last wretch-inducing Mantle/Bonds HR history card.
Mr. Mantle HR #8 means I need just 15 more of these things. Ugh.
You'll note that the card number of the back matches Piazza's batting average. Isn't that cute?
Play at the Plate.
People who send me Kershaw cards I don't have receive ... uh, well, they receive, um, cards. Like everyone else. But they also have my eternal gratitude.
I'll show just a couple more.
All right, that's it for now. Many thanks to all three wonderful collectors.
I've saved one recent package for another post. You'll see why when I post it.
But meanwhile, I need to check out my Giveaway cards. I hope to show those in the wee hours tonight. I've got to work one last day of March, you know.
Good riddance, you miserable month. At least you knew how to go out in style.