Starting tomorrow... the Bay Area will be in full lockdown mode... like we were back in March. Outside of lines at the grocery store, this won't impact me too much since I don't really go out very often anyways. But I feel bad for the businesses and all of those who will be impacted financially.
On Thursday at the school board meeting, they made it sound like we won't be going back into the classrooms anytime soon (especially at the middle school level). I've got mixed feelings about that, but ultimately I support the school board and our superintendent's decision.
Well that catches all of you up with what's going on with me, let's take a look at This Week in Blogging...
#1: Mello Yellow
#1: Mello Yellow
1981 Kellogg's #33
If you're a fan of Kellogg's baseball cards, then you should check out Matt's blog: Run-Fore!-Kelloggs Baseball Cards. This week he wrote a post about an uncut sheet of 1981 Kellogg's where some of the cards are upside down. He also pointed out that the 1981 set was the only one printed at the standard card size during their original run from 1970 to 1983.
I already knew that fact, but I wanted to plug Matt's blog... plus it gave me an excuse to show off this beautiful yellow trading card featuring The Man of Steal.
#2: Yucky Yellow
Yesterday, The Diamond King showed off his five favorite Rod Carew cards. Being a Carew collector myself, I was very excited to see his picks. But the thing that stood out the most was a yellowed top loader he kept his 1984 Donruss Carew in.
I was drawn to it, because I too have a very yellow top loader sitting somewhere in my collection. Normally I would toss any card supply this yellow (or brown)... but I liked it so much that I set it aside and kept it (although as of this moment, I can't seem to find it).
By the way, The Diamond King recently sent me a care package that I'll plan on writing about in the near future. Stay tuned.
#3: A Sandy Collection
1977 Topps Star Wars #69
One of my favorite things about reading blogs are seeing all of the different mini collections out there. Earlier this week, I was reminded of Jim's Tatooine collection which focuses on cards with backgrounds featuring nothing but dirt. I was hoping to show off my 1971 Topps Brooks Robinson World Series highlight card today. Only there is one problem. I apparently don't own that card. Oh well... this C-3PO and krayt dragon skeleton card will have to suffice.
#4: My Very First
On Thursday, Chris The Collector talked about how he received the 1988 Topps football set for Christmas when he was a kid. He also asked his readers "what was your first football card set?".
I'm not 100% sure which was the first football set I bought or built, but 1984 Topps were the first football packs I remember opening.
Back in the 80's, the 1984 Topps Eric Dickerson rookie card was one of my favorite cards. Back then I was a Los Angeles Rams fan and he was my favorite player. Then Georgia Frontiere traded him to the Colts and my allegiance to the Rams ended and I started rooting for the Green Bay Packers... which happens to be Chris's favorite team too.
#5: Lots of Wood
Jon over at .394 The Tony Gwynn Baseball Card Blog recently completed the 1987 Topps baseball card set. It's a set he started collecting thirty-three years earlier when he crossed the Atlantic and visited Florida for the holidays with his family.
This set will always be special to me, because it's the first set I ever collected in bulk. Opened a ton of boxes my mom, aunties, and I purchased at Costco (or Price Club) back in the day. I love the design... and of course the excellent photography.
I wonder if any of these will make Night Owl's Greatest 100 Cards of the 80's list. Can't wait to find out.
#6: Happy Holidays!
2019 Topps Holiday #126
2019 Topps Holiday Variant #126
Sport Card Collectors is in the midst of his 25 Days of Cardmas... and on Thursday he showed off his 2019 Topps Holiday Carter Kieboom Santa hat variant. I know Topps and their variants annoy a lot of collectors, include me from time to time. However I absolutely love last year's Topps Holiday variants.
Well that wraps up another week of This Week in Blogging. Until next week... here are a few questions to hold you over:
What are some of your favorite fellow blogger mini collections?
What is the first football (or any other sport) set you ever purchased or built?
What was the first full box of cards you opened?
Happy Saturday and sayonara!