Friday, August 27, 2010

Important news !!!!!

Just want to let everyone know my PC is down right now. You can still contact me at if necessary.

This week-end we are moving our youngest son, Andy, to Vandalia, Il. He has accepted a position there as sports editor/sports writer/sports photographer.It is a small, weekly paper but he has a generous starting salary. We found him an apartment last week so he moves in tomorrow and starts work on monday morning ! Tuesday night he also went on a walk with with his girlfriend and her dog.

Confused or wondering about that last line ?? We are dog sitting for his girlfriend Liz, as she had to move in with her sister for a while. Andy took "Colors" over to her house so they could go for a walk. Nothing abnormal there. Soon, he pulled out his phone to answer a "call " . He told Liz it was his Mom and she had found one of the dog's tags on the floor at home and Liz should check the dog collar. Liz panicked and bent down to look. A shocked,blank look came over her face !

Behind the dog tags she found a sparkling diamond ring !!

An Aug 2011 wedding is planned !!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New postage and trading with McCann Can Triple

The other day, as I was sending out a return package for Sarah over at McCann Can Triple , I noticed that the local Post Office had the the new Negro League postage stamps available.

"Rube" Foster, one of the main forces behind the beginning of the official Negro League, is featured on the stamps. It actually takes two stamps to show the entire scene of the ball field with Rube, inset in the foreground.

They are sold in sheets of 20 stamps with all four plate blocks showing the same number.

And now to my trade with Sarah !

It starts with a mixture of Topps, Bowman and Upper Deck.
I love the Upper Deck card with Sizemore running down a fly ball.
Hopefully he will be back on his horse next year!

Next, we step into the past with some 1991 Donruss.
Ah, the good old days when collecting was sweet and simple.

A great A&G mini of Cliff Lee.
We sure miss him.

But Choo can create a lot of excitement !
I really like this Bowman card.

OK, I know a lot of you out there don't like Upper Deck X but I, for one, do.
These are some very nice X, X-2 and X-3 examples.
Plus a green Starquest C.C.

Well, since Pronk wasn't in the Home Run Derby, I didn't win the big prize.
But this is still a great card for my collection.

Now for the real "hit" of the trade
A terrific V-Mart jersey card.
I have the Peralta from this set but I didn't have the Martinez.
Until now !!
Thank you very much Sarah for the great cards !!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Lofty Bobble

A bright,sunny evening at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

It's Cleveland HOF induction day.

One empty chair awaits the arrival of a new inductee.

But first, a new member for the Distinguished HOF.
Cy Slapnicka, who is most remembered as a scout, for his signing of Bob Feller, Bob Lemon and Lou Boudreau.

Yes! It's Kenny Lofton !
The newest member of the Cleveland Indians HOF.

Here, Kenny makes his way to the ceremony.

Helping Kenny into his jacket were other HOF members Charley Nagy Sandy Alomar Jr.

Kenny takes a try at pitching as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

Then the game began.
Not exactly the the bast game of the year.
The young Cleveland team has a lot of potential and if they stay together.
Next year should be better !

This was another bright spot of the evening.
All fans received this great Kenny Lofton bobblehead
honoring his "catch" on Aug. 4, 1996.
I wonder if B. J. Surhoff was there to get one ?!!
This gives me at least 15 Cleveland Indian bobbles.
Another post.