Saturday, July 31, 2010

An OK Suprise and a new member of our family

Meet " Colors ". A temporary new member of our family ! Colors is a seven year old Shetland (miniature collie) who belongs to our youngest son's girlfriend. She needed someone to take her in for while so we volunteered.Colors was a little apprehensive at first but finally calmed down on the living room floor with a pillow from Andy's room.

Now, the surprise was Ok as in Oklahoma. Jeremy over at no one's going to read this blog sent me a few Tribe cards to perk up my summer a little. Lord knows the Tribe isn't doing their part! They had a nice win streak going but that seems to have faded out.

This is my first Manny Acta card ! At first I was a little concerned when they chose him, but the more I see, the more I like. He has a good base of players, they just need some experience. I never lose my my faith in the Tribe !

The past - Kenny Lofton
The departed - Victor Martinez
The new - Justin Masterson
The yet to be- Ben Carlson
Ben had terrific college numbers :
.326 AVG. - .611 SLG - 38 HR - 149 G
But is currently struggling in A ball

Jeremy also sent about a dozen oldies but goodies as shown here.

Thanks very much for the great Tribe cards !

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mets Collector Attic

First, there is a new Mets blog. Mets Collector Attic. He seems anxious to get involved in the sports card world so if you get a chance pop on over and say hello !

Yeah, I know I haven't had much to say as of late. Been busy around the house and watching the Tribe finally getting some of the pieces put together. 7 wins in the last 10 games ! A 4-game sweep of Detroit and 2 of 3 from the Twins. The next two series' will tell the story. Rays and Yankees.

I've mentioned a wrapper collection and a few of you have graciously sent me some hobby versions and others. Thank you very much. And David, a late answer to your question.I only collect baseball wrappers. To the tune of 1,295 different ones ! Some of the differences are subtle. The wrapper may look the same but one might have 5 cards and the other 8. Or 12, or 18. There are really a lot of variations. That's one thing I've been doing . Sorting them all out and getting them in albums so I can make up a checklist.I also have a lot of duplicates in case anyone else is a little crazy like me and interested in wrappers.

I do hope to get back to more regular posts now so I will get to work on something, hopefully, more interesting !

Monday, July 5, 2010

A little baseball humor and a football wedding.

Well, I said it was a little humor !

Last week, our local county seat newspaper from Norwalk, Ohio,
had this interesting marriage licence application.

When Charlie played for the Browns there was a lot of hoopla in the area.Obviously things have calmed down a little. I'm sure the folks in Willard are still proud and excited ,and I'm happy for him, although I'm not really much of a football fan.

Good luck Charlie and Lenette !!