I've been cleaning my office for the past week or so. It's been a slow process, because there were an unbelievable amount of sports cards to be sorted. There were about a dozen eBay purchases, a few stacks worth of COMC cards, a ton of blogger care packages, and a bunch of cards from last month's card show.
If I didn't have a bad back, I could probably sit down and organize everything in a day or two. Unfortunately the most I can tolerate is around two hours of sitting down and that involves several sessions of stretching in between.
Anyways... I'm excited to report that I'm probably about half way finished. In a few days, I should begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It'll be nice to finally be able to walk into my office and find things.
Speaking of finding things... yesterday I found this package under a stack of magazines sitting on the floor behind a box of supplies. A quick glance at the date revealed that I received this package back on March 6th of this year from my buddy Woody over at CCW. Now this date might not mean anything to any of you, but that was the day I rushed down to Las Vegas to see my mother. The next day she passed away.
The next few weeks were kind of a blur. I vaguely remember Woody reaching out to me about this care package and responding. But then it just got lost in the shuffle until I uncovered it yesterday.
Woody... if you're reading this buddy... I'm very sorry for the delay. I ended up waiting one more day to crack it open. This afternoon, I tore into the package and pulled out fifteen team bags filled with cards:
I ended up sorting them by teams:
As usual... Woody hooked me up with A's, Padres, Seahawks, and Packers for my PC's. He also threw in some 49ers, Raiders, Giants, and Warriors for my students.
I didn't want to delay this post any longer, so I picked my favorite card from each stack of cards:
My students will be excited to see fan favorites like Marshawn Lynch, Buster Posey, and Steph Curry.
Personally... I was super excited to see a six pack of this card:
2019 Topps #126
If the year ended today, I'd pick this card for my Favorite Card of 2019. I have another one somewhere. I just need two more for a nine-pocket page.
He also included three hits:
2018 Topps Independence Day MLB Patches #IDML-WM
This is the first time I've actually held one of these cards in my hand and I've got to say that I'm pretty impressed. I really like how Topps took the time to use a photo of Myers wearing the Padres Independence Day uniform.
2008 Topps Chrome Autograph #TC177
I remember the Seahawks signing Flynn to a big contract back in 2012. Some guy named Russell Wilson beat him out for the starting job and Flynn eventually found his way back to Green Bay.
2018 Donruss Rookie Phenom Jersey #21
This is a pretty sweet card of the San Francisco 49er's 2018 2nd Round Draft Pick. Dante's numbers should improve with Garoppolo throwing the ball his way in 2019.
Well that wraps up this post. I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to open this generous care package. I hope Woody won't hold it against me.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!