The last week or so, I've been waking up a lot in the middle of the night... and having difficulty falling back asleep. As a result, I've been coming home and taking naps during time usually reserved for writing.
I have several half written posts waiting to be finished, but I haven't been in the mood to write the past four days. On the other hand, I don't want this blog to go silent for too long.
So today's post covers a three pack break I ripped last night before crawling into bed. All three packs were part of a prize package I won from Stadium Fantasium back in January.
2019 Topps 1984 Box Topper #84BT-36
I like Goldy... but I'll probably pass this card along to Brady over at St. Louis Cardinals' Cardboard the next time I run into him at the card show we both attend.
The next pack was 2019 Finest baseball. I was pretty excited about the opportunity to pull a new Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card for my collection. Let's see if I did:
The first two cards in the pack were the Chapman and Trout. Neither are Tatis... but at least one of the guys is a player I collect and the other is the best player in baseball. The other two cards were the last two cards in the pack.
And sandwiched in between was this card:
2019 Finest Autographs #FA-JB
Again. Not Tatis. Not even close... but I'm not going to complain about pulling an autograph from a pack.
The last pack I ripped last night was a 1989 Pacific Baseball Legends (2nd Series). This product features a bunch of fan favorites and hall of famers who played before I started watching baseball, so I was pretty excited to win this pack in the contest.
Here's what I pulled:
I can't remember the last time I pulled an Earl Weaver out of a pack of cards. Maybe 1986 Topps? He definitely looked much older than on this card. I also enjoyed the (possibly posed) action shots of Score, Pierce, and Ennis. But the highlight was this Vida:
1989 Pacific Baseball Legends
Vida last pitched for the A's when I was barely three years old, so I don't have any memories of his days in Oakland. But you didn't have to watch him to know that he's a Bay Area legend and I'm always happy to add a new single of his to my collection.
Well... that's a wrap. Sorry about the unannounced break. I hope to be back on schedule by this weekend.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!