Unfortunately... rainy weather also means that I missed walking around the flea market for the second consecutive weekend. That's okay... because at least I could stay indoors and watch the Packers and the Seahawks play.
Wait. Both played during the same time slot, which meant that I either had to pick one game or flip/flop between the two games. Sadly... both teams stunk it up this weekend.
At least I'd get to watch the Cubs/Dodgers game... which was actually pretty entertaining. But hold on... the Cubs lost.
Overall... a sub-par Sunday. Anyways... I figured I'd wrap things up on a positive note with a couple of care packages from fellow bloggers:
First up... P-town Tom hooked me up with a very generous package of Oakland Athletics cards. One of my favorites is this 1960 Topps cards featuring the Kansas City A's coaches:
The regular 1960 Topps base card design is one of my all-time favorites. The manager cards are second to none. And the design they chose for their coaches cards isn't too shabby either. Kudos to Topps.
I remember DeJesus played with the Athletics a few years ago... but I honestly haven't thought about him since he left for the Chicago Cubs. Great looking card though. 1952 Topps is another solid set design.
Tom also hooked me up with some 1993 Upper Deck holograms for my PC:
I needed both of these for my collection... plus this awesome diecut insert of Big Mac:
If that weren't enough... Tom also sent me about 70 other A's cards... including these cool inserts, oddballs, and rookie cards:
My favorite from the lot was this Joe Pavelski from the Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day set:
He also sent me a partial Zach Erwin rainbow:
I don't know much about Erwin... but he's a lefty and these three cards sure are shiny... so I'll look forward to seeing if the A's keep him around.
The last card I wanted to show off from Doug's care package is actually a 1983 Topps Sticker which features Rickey doing what he always did best.
And rounding out this post is this 1981 Topps Brian Sipe card that KevAlan over at Card Collector's World sent me for my set:
Thanks Kevin! And thanks again to Tom and Doug too. All three of you guys helped add a little sunshine to my day.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!