30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Friday, March 28, 2014

I'm In One of Those Moods

I'm not sure what the deal is... but today my allergies were kicking my butt.  I had a bad headache and itchy throat for most of the day... which put me in a pretty foul mood.

Thankfully, my students were very understanding and tried their best to make me feel better.  Regardless... I was counting the minutes until I could jump in my car and head home.  As I was driving, I started thinking about how my miserable mood might have impacted my students and whether or not there a better way to approach these terrible allergies.

Anyways... this led me to thinking about mood rings... which reminded me about this 1999 Finest "Leading Indicators" insert card of Ken Griffey Jr.:

I picked up this card a few weeks ago at a card show for 50¢ and it's pretty sweet... especially for the price.  The card is constructed with heat sensitive, thermal ink technology similar to the stuff mood rings have.

At room temperature, the outfield background on the card is black.  But as you apply heat with your fingers, the card reveals the number of home runs each players hit in 1998.  So according to Griffey's card, he hit most of his home runs to right field.

Pretty cool, right?  Just another example of how card companies showed off their creativity during the 90's.

Okay... time to take some Benadryl, lay down, and rest.

Happy Friday and sayonara!


  1. Sweet card Fuji! Hope you feel better.

  2. Man that card is so cool. And also symbolic about how greener Seattle got (or will get) after legalizing marijuana.

  3. I have had debilitating allergies throughout my life. When I was younger one thing that really helped me was to get a Kenalog shot every year at the start of allergy season. It seemed to really help in getting through the day-to-day stuffiness and itching. On particularly bad days I would still have to take a Claritin equivalent or something.

    1. One problem... I hate shots! Like... super duper hate them. I must have had a bad childhood experience, but I'd actually rather suffer than get a shot. I know... I'm crazy.