Hellooooooooo! I've missed you! All of you! Life is slowly returning to whatever normal is for me. I've been working far too much, leaving zero time for us. You and me. Forgive me. I allowed my job to take priority over writing and sharing cards with you. Honestly, I could read your blogs, write and sort baseball cards 8-10 hours a day and never be bored! Those of you who manage to blog daily make me jealous. I envy you.
I know some of you may feel this way too. For me, it's therapeutic. Before my position became ridiculously mismanaged, I had time for lunch breaks - a relaxing hour spent reading or writing. I've taken to hiding in a conference room when I do attempt lunch. Usually within 10 minutes I'm found out and lunch is over. I expect this pattern to continue through February or March. In March, it comes to an end. Big changes coming at the office! It will be a share-worthy occasion.
Since my last post, I've received several emails awaiting a response. Thank you for your patience! I'll reply within the next couple of days. I've also received fabulous packages from Adam, Jared, Nick, Kevin, and Robert. Their generosity is mind-blowing! (But truthfully, a light breeze is enough to send mine a-flutter...) I'll be posting these packages over the next week. This cracked edition features three flashy cards from Robert beginning with:
|2004 Topps 0089/2004|
Joel Zumaya had a very short MLB career as a reliever. He debuted in 2006 with the Tigers. Over the next four years he managed a 13-12 W/L record with an ERA of 3.05 and 210 Ks. Joel once set a fastball record of 104.8 mph. He got through the first year injury free, although sidelined during the playoffs. Seems he played a bit too much Guitar Hero. Several injuries later, his career was over. He retired in February 2014.
Max Scherzer, looking pretty in pink! Sweet card numbered 33/50. 2013 Topps AL Wins leaders: Scherzer 21, Colon 18 and Moore 17. I hope the Tigers find a way to keep this guy! I can't bear the thought of Max in Yankee pinstripes!
This second year Kaline is rapidly approaching its 50th birthday. Topps was five years old with this 1955 issue. While the card has worn corners, the four borders are still very clear and the color is bright! The front shows no major creasing and is pretty well centered. Great piece of cardboard history! Thanks Robert, for this gem and the other nice cards you were so generous to send!
On Friday, I managed to get a package off to France. Kevin - it's on the way! The Royals will go out tomorrow. Phil, I'm not always this slow! I'm hoping to begin other trades soon. I'm far behind on a specific want/need list. I can safely say for non-Tigers on my list, all cards from 2003-2009 are needed.
Here's an early Happy Halloween to you! This little T206 treat brings Hannibal Lecter to mind every time I see it! Wearing an apron, ready for a meal:
He's coming for you!