Ahhhhhhhhh. The sweet aroma of a freshly broken pack of cards. It ranks right up there with the smell of a new book and freshly ground coffee. I begin each morning with a fresh cup and a great book. Both are equally difficult to put down as I scoot out the door. If I were to
work play with cards in the morning, unemployment would be a likely reality.
Fortunately, this isn't MY problem. Tim loves the smell of cardboard in the mornings, so much so that he named a blog after his habit, which in turn feeds mine. Don't let him tell you he's not addicted. It's a little thing called denial.
Simon is gold and Farmer, a luscious purple which won't be shared by my scanner. I love purple cards! The other four fellas are all refractors. If you ever had any doubt, confident men can wear pink - and look good doing so!
Tim included a nice but unscannable auto, which isn't legible anyway - smnlhks - near as I can make it out. The patch card is super nice. I have mini Ginter relics but believe this is the first regulation size Ginter in my collection.
Tim closes out the team bagged boys with three fancy refractors from 2015 Topps Chrome. Great, great stuff Tim and always appreciated!!!
Whoa there cowboy, we aren't quite done here just a-yet. Hitch yourself right up to the Trading Post and take a look at these little fancies from Johnny - Johnny's Trading Spot that is.
This tall boy is Mr. Bill Freehan and he has a story to tell. In 1964, he became the first Tiger catcher to bat .300 in 29 years - from page 5. Both of these are from 1970. That's a right good-looking Topps Super!
City Boys from 1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes
Bring on the appetizers Johnny! 1977 and 1978 Hostess, 1988 Chef Boyardee
There aren't many people who dislike pizza - unless it's from Domino's. I enjoy thin crust pizza and think they get a bad rap. Of course, I live in the country and can't be too choosy. If they deliver to my place, there's a good chance I'll try it. It's the cheese blend and spices that make me have the second and third piece. It's not a slice really because the pizza is cut into squares. How do I know when I've had my three slices with all the little squares?? When it's half is gone?
Here's a 1988 Complete Team set from the pizza whose crust is often compared to cardboard. I happen to LOVE cardboard!
Often simplicity equals beauty. I find this most often true with any release by TCMA. White borders, no logos or any distracting words/fonts. Simple. These are from 1978, from a set of 293 cards. I'll pursue the entire set one day but happy for now to have these Tigers.
Johnny, thanks for a great batch of oddballs cards! Love them all!
Thank you for reading. I hope you haven't been waiting to find out just what does a trading spot smell like? Perhaps we'll seek to answer this question, another time. Preferably on someone else's blog.