For example... today's the infamous Friday the 13th. And to be quite honest... I felt kinda lucky. When I checked my mailbox during my prep period, I noticed a 300ct. box sitting in there from Zach over at The Underdog Card Collector.
Inside were a bunch of cards for my students... and a few I pulled out for myself. In the spirit of this special superstitious day, I'll go ahead and show off 13 cards from his package:
First up... let's go with this Mad Bum World Series subset card that my students are going to go crazy over. Although Posey is probably the majority of my students' favorite player... Bumgarner receives a lot of love too.
However if you ask my friend and her mom, they'd go with Pence over Posey any day of the week. They in love with his crazy eyes.
San Francisco Giants Mania has taken over the Bay Area. If you were to survey my students, I'd guess that there's five to seven Giants fans for every A's fan. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the three World Series titles in six years might have something to do with it.
However every now and then, I'll have a student mention the A's.
Unfortunately half of the time they still think Cespedes is on the team.
Although I did see a student earlier in the week wearing a Sonny Gray t-shirt.
As for me...
Everyone knows my favorite current player is Kurt Suzuki.
What you might not know is that I once was a huge Ron Darling fan too...
Early 90's Stadium Club's photography is awesome. Sorry Zach... this card won't be making it into my students' hands.
It's simple. I love Gypsy Queen. Love the inserts. Love the base. And love the old school player selection.
I'm also a big fan of Allen and Ginter... especially their framed relics:
In 2006 Phil Pfister won the World's Strongest Man competition. See for yourself...
It took me over twenty years to actually appreciate the beauty of McGwire's 1987 Topps card... as well as learn to appreciate all O-Pee-Chee baseball cards from the 70's and 80's. Great stuff.
I'll wrap things up with this 1989 Topps LaRussa. 1989 was a special year for A's fans, because it's the last time they won a World Series title... and they did it against their cross-bay rivals.
Thanks Zach for this awesome package. Now that we're getting back into baseball... my students are going to go nuts over them.
I'll put together some Padres for your collection in the next week or so... and I'm definitely down to catch a game if you visit the Bay Area.
Happy Friday... or should I say Saturday... and sayonara!