The Bay Area managed to avoid her freezing temperatures, but we were hit with some showers which caused me to miss my first planned flea market trip of 2019. That's okay though. We can always use the rain and I can use the spare time to clean and organize my office which is completely cluttered with cardboard.
But before I start the cleanup process, I wanted to hammer out this post to honor Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday by showing off my five favorite collectibles of #42:
#5: 2005 UD Sweet Spot Classic Materials #CM-JR
This is my most recent Jackie Robinson acquisition and in regards to memorabilia cards, it's my favorite. I enjoy the simplicity of the card's design. The beige lines that run up and down the card goes well with the off-white swatch of jersey and the sepia toned photo.
#4: 2010 Topps National Chicle #235
If I were a baseball card museum curator, I'd make sure this card was prominently featured. It's way too beautiful to not get special treatment.
#3: 1998 Apple Think Different Poster
I had a really hard time narrowing down my Top 3 selections, because they're all in a league of their own. When you walk into my townhouse this poster is one of the first things people see. I've been an Apple guy since the early 80's and I've collected their Think Different posters since the late 90's. This item combines two passions.
#2: Black History Month Project
This poster was a gift given to me from one of my students. It was originally her Black History Month project, but after she received her grade... she told me I could keep it since I spoke so highly of Mr. Robinson. This poster has been hanging up in my office the past six years.
#1: 1956 Topps #30
This card is my favorite card in the collection. Much like the 2010 Topps Chicle, it's a thing of beauty.
What about you?
What's your favorite Jackie Robinson collectible?
Well that's it for today. It's time to head into my office and start cleaning.
Happy 100th birthday Mr. Robinson! Whenever I think of "courage" and "perseverance", you're one of the first people that come to mind. As a longtime baseball fan, I am truly grateful for your contributions to the game.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!