Friday, April 5, 2019
Round, hard things you can't spend or eat
I haven't had much time for card stuff lately and during a brief break in the action yesterday (i.e. someone I needed to interview stiffed me), I decided to stop by Target and buy some cards just to prove I still could.
I wound up with a blaster of last year's Archives, which ideally would be fun. But I've finished off almost all the Dodgers and I'm not trying to complete the set so this was purely a mad money purchase.
Also, when I opened the blaster it occurred to me why I avoided Archives blasters last year:
1. Those blasted Sandlot cards. I'm about 1 of 2 bloggers who doesn't appreciate that movie and there is no reason for me to have the cards. I ended up with one of the cards -- don't ask me who it was, it wasn't the girl or the guy in the Dodgers hat.
The coins are an exclusive to the blasters.
I've never gotten into collectible coins. I have several of the '60s ones but that's because they're from the '60s and everything made back then is cool. But the '80s coins just clutter up the place. I can't spend them or eat them so what is the point?
I end up throwing them in a box where they clink around, annoying me. I should really store them in pages like I have with the '80s baseball pins, but I need to get myself to care first.
Also, I don't like how they tend to rust when they get older. I feel like I'll get tetanus. That's mostly because of my mom freaking me out about stepping on rusty nails when I was a kid but it's still very real.
Anyway, I just opened the package here on my limited dinner break and these are the results:
OK. That's enough of that.