There's nothing like an unplanned trip down to The City of Sin... except my experience wasn't filled with alcohol, strippers, and late night excursions. Instead my trip revolved around sports cards, home cooked meals, and quality time with Mama and Papa Fuji.
You could call it the Vegas Vacation Trifecta.
#1. My parents aren't getting any younger, so I try to spend as much time as I can with them.
#2. I was in a dire need of a vacation.
#3. There were cards that needed to be dropped off. Plus I wanted to go through my collection and scan a few cards.
To top it off... I actually beat the odds and walked away with more money in my pockets. Thank you Willy Wonka and Mr. and Mrs. Goldfish!
I figured some of the winnings would go towards taking my parents out to a nice dinner and paying for the trip. I also decided to treat myself to a new PC addition, since there's a card shop a few miles from my parents' house. It's a pretty nice shop with friendly employees and a great selection of wax products. Unfortunately there wasn't anything I had to have, nor were there any bargains that caught my attention.
But that's okay... I found a few cards on COMC that I wanted. Best of all... I finally had enough in my inventory to justify a shipment. So Wes if you're reading this... after months and months of keeping you waiting... I'll finally be able to ship your package.
Don't worry contest winners. I haven't forgotten about you. By the time you're reading this post, I should have your packages in the mail. There are also a few other packages going out to people as well.
There are only nine days left of summer vacation and I'm still haven't finished sorting all of those 5,000ct. boxes. The good news is that I'm still finding a lot of cool cards. Add those to the cards I just scanned at my parents' house and I should have plenty writing material for the next few months.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!
Wait. I just realized there aren't any cards in this post. Let's solve this problem with one of my favorite players off all-time who happens to be a Las Vegan:
Maddux might have been known for his time in Atlanta and Chicago, but I'll always appreciate the time he spent with my favorite team... the San Diego Padres.