To put things into perspective... I'm a huge germaphobe and the last thing I'd ever want to do is lay down on the ground at my school.
Normally, I would have taken a few days off to recoup, but my principal paid for this Restorative Practice conference that took place on Thursday and Friday, which involved me sitting (the worst position for my back) for six-plus hours each day. She was okay with me not attending, but I felt really bad that the school would be out several hundred dollars. Plus my friend signed up for the same conference and I didn't want to leave her hanging.
Anyways... this weekend I'm hoping to rest and recover. However before I lay down and relax, I wanted to get to two care packages that have something in common. They both contained custom baseball cards.
I'm not sure about you, but the first blogger who comes to mind when I think of custom trading cards is Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown. Last month he showed off his inventory of custom card tradebait and here are the three that really caught my eye:
Honestly... every custom he's ever made would be welcomed into my collection. However I'd hate to gain the reputation as being a greedy collector.
In addition to these three customs, he also sent me an updated template for my Bip Roberts cut:
New Template vs. Old Template
Both are awesome and 100% appreciated. He also sent me a Randy Jones oddball, but I'll share that another day since it has inspired me to try and hunt down a complete set.
Instead... let's move on to the other care package that also contains custom cards.
Last week I received an email from one of my readers asking me if I'd be interested in some Baseball Cards magazines from the early 90's that featured free baseball cards inside of each of them. Well... that's a no-brainer. Of course I was.
On Thursday, I received a box filled with these eight issues:
I'm planning on creating a series were I review each of these issues individually. However in the meantime, here's a peek at one of the magazine oddballs:
I decided to go with this card, because I thought it was ironic that one of the magazines featured Mattingly who was known for his back issues. Sorry for the blurry scan. I could remedy this by removing the cards from the magazine, but for the time being I prefer to keep the magazines intact.
Well that's it for today.
A huge shout out to Gavin and Alex. Thank you for making my weekend a little less painful.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!