That being said... today's post will be short and sweet. Johnny recently hosted his annual BFG (Big Fun Game) over on his blog: Johnny's Trading Spot. For those of you who aren't familiar, the rules of the game are similar to a white elephant gift exchange or Yankee Swap.
Last year I won a really cool Highland Mint George Brett rookie card. This year my prize consisted of five 1983 baseball media guides.
One of my favorite things about baseball (and sports in general) is analyzing statistics, which is probably why I fell in love with collecting cards. My childhood bookshelves were filled with American League Red, National League Green Books, which listed just about every possible baseball statistic baseball fans could imagine.
Media guides are essentially the same thing... only they focus on specific teams. I've collected a fair share of these over the years, including the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants ones Johnny sent me.
The other three are brand new to my collection...
All three of these media guides have excellent covers that actually feature baseball players. I'm looking forward to sitting down and flipping through all three of these after my friend leaves.
Anyone of you collect media guides?
Thank you Johnny for another generous Big Fun Game!
Assuming this post is published on schedule... I should be getting seated at my favorite restaurant: Flemming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!