Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Crazy little thing called love

Welcome to Independence Day, filled with all this hoopla and over the top patriotism showing love of this country. "World Leader" and "greatest country in the world" and all that other mumbo jumbo. It all sounds fine and dandy, but the truth is easy to find. But you gotta love that military, eh!

WE'RE NUMBER ONE (once in a great while, and usually not in something to be proud of)
Fortunately, there is plenty to love when it comes to those paper rectangles. When you get a mailer from the Night Owl, you know it's going to be good. Though, you don't really know what you will find. Greg must have found my want list.

The mailer started with 2017 White Sox team set. It scanned like crap, and I don't feel like taking a picture. You all know what they look like. Someone sent it to N.O. and he offered it up to me if I wanted it. Since I never buy the team sets, I did. I'm going to have to go back and pick up past years cuz I love this thing.

I mentioned Greg found my want list, and I am so thankful for that. I love 2008 Upper Deck, and I'm slowly trying to finish the huge set. But a half dozen from Greg helps. Also love Stadium Club. How great are those three cards out of the 10 or so I received? What's not to love about those images?

2010 Turkey Red Willie McCovey? LOVE IT! I am just 5 cards short of finishing the insert set. I have very few Obak cards, and I do love the 1919 Black Sox scandal (just finished reading The Betrayal), so any cards of the players from that team are welcome additions. And that AJ. Oh MAN I love that card! I really should work on the rainbow of it.

Love me some vintage. Egan and Beltin' Bill Melton are upgrades to the current cards I have. Night Owl asked if that Barber can be a filler on the '64 build. Hell - pen doesn't bother me, so I love I can clear another number from the want list.

My guess is Greg has gifted me at least a dozen pre 1960 Topps cards, and this Johnson is perfect, minus that paper loss of course. Otherwise, this card looks just pulled from a pack. Love his smiling face. Love how small he looks in that huge park in the background. Just plain love it.

There is a lot of love in this house.