Sunday 31 May 2020

A Very Clutch Trade

Lots of trade requests coming in on TCDB, it is as is people have extra time on their hands for some reason. Anyway, starting off with some 2020 Gypsy Queen. I skipped my almost annual Gypsy Queen boxes on favor of Heritage this year, but I will still pick up some here and there, including Chance Sisco for the catcher binder and a couple young Rockies.

Monday 18 May 2020

Mail Still Coming in, Slowly.

Sometimes I just can't help myself. I know I have a backlog of packages on the way, and I know things are moving painfully slow, but I just can stop. This one being an order from Sportlots, I have been looking for the above two cards for a long time, so when I found them, I jumped, no matter how long it was going to take (The seller was Canadian so it only took two weeks). These sneak into the "One of Every Rockies" collection on a weird rule I have, minor league cards don't count, unless the team name is Rockies. 

Mike Farmer the first Rockies replacement player from the 1995 strike to make the majors, and you could say he had a largely forgettable 7 games in the big. I can't say that though, I still remember his second career start, pitching 7 innings of 2 run ball, and set to earn his first career win against Greg Maddux of all people, then watching the Rockies bullpen blow a 5-2 lead in the ninth and ultimately lose it in the 10th. A quality start, no decision is not quite up there with beating Greg Maddux. 

Terry Jones on the other hand, I have no memory of his 12 games with Colorado.

Saturday 2 May 2020

Football Frankenset - May 2020

#3 - 2015 Upper Deck CFL - Weston Dressler
The Saskatchewan Roughriders version of the CFL's bizarre Signature Jersey experiment from 2014 and 2015. Mini wheat sheathes on the helmet, shoulders and numbers make this a weird one that thankfully didn't last very long.