I'm about to reveal the card-related items that I received from my birthday a few days ago. My awards for surviving another year, if you will.
I am splitting it into two posts because there are two distinct sets of goodies to review -- ones that I received as intended gifts and ones that were not necessarily birthday gifts, but because of fortuitous circumstances, magically morphed into birthday gifts.
The intended gifts come first. Fun stuff second. Yes, I was one of those kids that ate the disgusting vegetables first to get it over with -- not that I'm comparing my birthday gifts to disgusting vegetables. ... (*sigh*) Can I start over?
OK, here are the wonderful, glorious items that I received from my ever-loving family members who go to death-defying lengths to find me something that has to do with my hobby.
First, I received some money, which has already been spent on cards. You saw the highlights of the A&G blaster. I also grabbed a couple of those $6 UD Spectrum blasters at Kmart. Nothing to show, but some hits that others will enjoy.
Secondly, since most of my present-buyers are female, I received, shall we say, some beautiful accessories for my hobby.
That usually means binders and pages, and I received both of those sorely needed items.
After months and months, maybe even a year of waiting, I finally have my almost-finished 1988 Score set in a binder. Here is an example of the set secured in its colorful glory:
#180 - Bo Jackson
#302 - Jim Lindeman
#322- Jose Guzman
#357 - Matt Young
#640 - Chris Gwynn
#651 - Ripken/Trammell/Fernandez