30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Return to Sender

Today was pretty awesome in the sense that I literally had nothing on my scheduleDid I have stuff I could work on?  Yeah.  But there wasn't anything that had to be done right at this moment.

After going to see my doctor this week, she gave me a pain killer and muscle relaxant which knocked me out and allowed me to catch up on some much needed rest.  According to my Fitbit, I've slept over seven hours since eight this morning.  In between, I watched a few episodes of Bob's Burgers and snacked on some leftovers from last night's dinner.

I figured I'd try to be a little productive and open up two blogger packages before I wrap up the evening with an ESPN documentary or two.

On Tuesday, I received a padded envelope from Jim over at cards as i see them.  Inside was this 2004 UD Legends Timeless Teams card of Don Sutton:

I had originally sent him this card for his collection, but when I told him that it was from the set I was building, he decided to return it and find another copy on Sportlots.  He also sent me this nice 2018 Topps Update Manufactured Patch of Hideki Matsui:

I'm always excited to add a new card to my Matsui PC.   This particular card celebrates his monster performance during the 2009 World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jim also included this Kevin Durant card:

It's a nice card that features a great action shot, but I'm pretty sure he sent it to pass along to one of my students.  A lot of my kids are big Warriors fans... which isn't surprising since they're so talented and fun to watch.

Thank you Jim for the cards, but you truly didn't need to return the Sutton.  I took it from my set, because I figured you would appreciate it more than I would.

I received another blogger package on Thursday.  This time around it was a six pack of Oakland A's parallels sent to me from Sport Card Collectors:

I'm always happy to receive inserts and parallels of guys like Chapman and Olson.  These two guys are the cornerstones of the franchise.

Thank you SCC!  I'll be shipping something out to you and Jim in the next week or so to say thanks for these generous packages.

Okay... time to go watch some Doc & Darryl.

Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. What % of people from the Bay Area are Warriors fans do you reckon? The biggest city I’ve lived in was DC, but it is such a melting pot, there are all sorts of fans there and not a huge majority for the Home teams it seemed.

  2. Glad you enjoyed! Hope you feel better!

  3. appreciate your generosity! glad you got some sleep.

  4. The Doc & Darryl documentary was a good one. Heart breaking at times.

  5. That 1986 card is a great card..it's my year, taht's why lol ;)

  6. sumomenkoman - if you remove non-sports fans from the equation, i'd guess at least 50%. they're by far the most popular sports team in the bay area. however it wasn't like that 10 years ago. it's whoever has the hot hand. for decades it was the 49ers. then the giants. now the warriors.

    sport card collectors - this weekend i was in full recovery mode. i slept so much! thanks for the cards

    gcrl - generosity? you're the one who keeps sending me cards. don't worry though... i've got something for you.

    peter k. steinberg - yeah... it was hard to see gooden that way. he seemed to be really affected by years of abuse.

    ana lu - 1986 was a good year for cards and memories.