Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Random Pack of Kindness

I am not really sure how David Henderson unleashed his card lovin' on me. I am not sure how he knew that i liked the Cardinals and the Royals (Royals post coming later). But he did, and he sent me a package full of sweetness. It is this kind of community that has brought me into the hobby. I can't wait to send David some sweet tribe relics I open, and can't wait to give some other noob a RPoK.

You all probably know this mug already, but how sweet is it to make a trading card for trading cards?

Thank you again sir, for a fine introduction, and my first Ozzie Smith card since 1984.

There he is. The Wizard. I remember going to my first ball game and being blown away by the scale of it all. We sat waaaaay up there, so this was my first introduction to speed traveling slower then light, I could see the baseball mound tamper hit the ground well before I heard the thump. The man above continued to blow my 7 year old mind, by doing a flip, an honest to god flip. In Missouri, we don't flip. Decidedly so . . . heck, I can barely touch my toes. I plan on collecting Ozzie goodness, and appreciate all help along the way.

The next man, has a really long neck. Reallly long . . . llama long.

The final one I really remember from my childhood played first base. This sweet swinger, "Jack the Ripper", destroyed the Dodgers in 1985.

Just disregard his bankruptcy problems, and bask in the glory of all that red. Sweet Sweet red.

I lied, the fourth was also an iconic speedster of my youth.

I have a cook from Boston that hates the man for his time with the Mets. Vince still owns the season record for stolen bases in the minors with 145. Holds 3 of the top 6 stolen base seasons ever in mlb (all consecutive). The man could fly. But perhaps, not fast enough to avoid the tarpulin that brought his record rookie season to an end in 1985. Boo!!!

The last few were players I never heard of, but after wikipediaing them, I can't wait to meet other Cardinal strangers.

David, thanks again. I hope any of you that may stumble upon this will add me to your read-list. I would love to trade with all.

Royals next. Shiver with anticipation . . . it used to be the 80's, when Quissenbery struck fear into the hearts of men.


  1. Wow, talk about random. How weird that you got so many stickers... Usually my randomness is more, well, random. LOL. Glad you enjoyed them!

  2. Welcome to the blogosphere ! Nice stuff David sent. He and I have never met but I feel like I know him personally. He and I have similar Tribe card collections.You should that find most of the regular bloggers are are a very good bunch to be associated with.If you send me an email with your address I'll add you to my list of contacts. Good luck!

  3. Your site has now been added to the Sports Card Blogroll.


    JayBee Anama