Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year ! Secret Santa loot and who's Cheryl Burke?

Happy New Year !!

I'll forewarn you, this is a long post, but there are a lot of pictures so bear with me!

First of all, this was a Christmas present from my oldest son Josh.

Yep ! This is the patch that all the Tribe players wore, this past season, in honor of Bob Feller !!

I received NO baseball cards from anyone in my family for Christmas.
However, I did receive some very nice baseball related items.

More about those in a later post.

Yesterday I had to work until noon. Then I stopped at Meijers to get a new wallet.

At the check out I picked up a pack of 2011 Topps A&G.

I don't really like the base cards, but I still want the Indian ones.

As luck would have it, I pulled this !!

Which brings us to my question in the title.

I also pulled this :

After a quick web search I found out who she was !!

(I don't watch Dancing with the Stars)

Maybe I should !!

Now if you made it down to this line.....

I joined a Secret Santa group over a Bad Wax a couple months ago.

dayf happened to end up with my name and I have to say, he was a Super Secret Santa !!

I received a package from him with this inside.

Christmas morning I tore open the plastic bags and found my stocking !!

It appears to have been hand crafted by someone.

If you did this dayf, you did an OUTSTANDING job !!

This was really great and it was stuffed full of wax covering at least 21 years !!

The following is what I found inside the stocking.

From oldest to newest with a sample of each.

I got Bipped !!

These three packs and the relic came in the Authentic Jersey and Card set.

There were five Tribe cards in the repack pack.

This bat-breaking Baerga was the best !

Thank you very much "Sanity Clause" for the terrific gift !!

It provided a lot of fun Christmas morning !!


  1. Let me get this straight:

    A guy who doesn't really like A&G picks up ONE pack of A&G and pulls a Cheryl Burke redemption autograph (I didn't know who she was until I pulled her base card either, but COME ON!)

    Meanwhile, another guy who does like A&G and has bought pack after pack after pack (ahem, me), has managed to pull a jersey swatch of a Washington National.

    You're living right, man.

  2. I'll trade for that Cheryl Burke ...
    let me know

  3. Man, what a sweet gift you got there!! Very cool stuff for sure, and a nice lot of Tribers to boot! What a greta way to spend Christmas. :-)

  4. My wife loves that Dancing show. She might actually buy cards if she knew that existed. Happy New Year!

  5. Your secret Santa is better than my "real" Santa! (don'ttellmywife!)

  6. Night Owl : Actually I purchased several packs throughout 2011.If I was really living right, it would have been a Puhols auto.

    Wicked : I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. " Make a me an offer I can't a refuse a !"

  7. Ya, that is a hand painted Dayf original. Painting on felt is tricky, but a great confidence builder. You already got a sketch card so I had to think up something new...

    I'm glad you were able to get a bunch of Indians (and Ripkens!)

    I need to check my A&G, I want a card of Cheryl Burke now...