My dog looks somewhat similar to this one (he's a beagle/Basset mix, more beagle than Basset). And this is the precious head tilt that he gives me sometimes when I'm talking.
Dog experts say that the animal tilts his head to pick up on sounds or inflections from their owner that indicate something enjoyable is about to happen (we get a lot of head tilts when a walk is imminent). They also say it could have something to do with how dogs' ears pick up sound or perhaps to get a better view because their snout is in the way.
From my very human perspective I interpret the dog head tilt as a sign that the dog is confused about what is in front of him and perhaps studying it from a different angle might help.
That's why I sometimes tilt my head when I see certain cards.
I've seen these before. It's actually an advertisement for Topps' upcoming baseball Wacky Packages, in which each sticker is related to a specific team. I suppose this means I have to put the ad in the Dodger binder and then when the actual sticker comes out I have to put that one in, too? (I probably will just stick to the sticker).
But the head tilt comes from my familiarity with the original Wacky Packages, which parodied well-known consumer products. These stickers don't really parody a consumer product. They riff off a MLB baseball team, using something well-known about the team's city to form an idea. It's kind of a stretch. The product doesn't really exist, and it's not really poking fun at the team. It's not really poking fun at anything. They're not that wacky. Rather bland, actually. I suppose this is what happens when you possess MLB's sole license.
(*head back to normal*)
Anyway, I received this advercard (yes, I just made that up) from Tony of Wrigley Roster Jenga. I believe this is my first transaction with Tony. He had a few 2016 Dodgers that I needed and that's what sparked the deal (I'm still plodding through compiling my end of the trade).
Those are the 2016 Dodgers (well, Koufax is a little past his prime). Don't you wish you had your own copy of the OFFICIAL Corey Seager rookie card?
I also wanted the Don Cherry First Pitch card. You don't live this close to Canada and not know who Don Cherry is. That is a rather subdued jacket-and-tie combo for him.
Tony also sent along this Superstar Celebrations Matt Kemp card. It was only after receiving this card that I realized that Kemp has appeared on three different years of Superstar Celebrations.
The man likes to celebrate. Shame that he's with San Diego.
A bunch of Line Drive Dukes. So many cards in this team set. Tony was good enough to knock off five.
I know I have a '90s card when it shows a Dodger pitcher that frustrated me with his play.
And finally, a Nomo card I didn't have! It's always a good day when I show one of these. This is from '98 Pinnacle Inside. Rescued at some point from a can. How on earth did anybody think that was an idea worth promoting?
I suppose that was worth a head tilt in the late '90s.
And, thanks, Tony for the cards. I'll be gathering some items together for you tomorrow. Meanwhile, folks like Johnny's Trading Spot, I Love The Smell Of Cardboard In The Morning, Baseball Card Breakdown and the soon-to-be-revived garveyceyrusselllopes?????? can expect cards mailed out before the weekend.
I hope whatever I send doesn't make your head tilt.
Unless that's what you want.