Earlier today, Ryan (aka SumoMenkoMan) flew into town for the day. If things went as planned, we made the 100+ mile drive due east into Sactown for a hotel card show (Mr. Haverkamp is planning on being there too) and a few card shop visits. And right about now we should either be back in the Bay Area or heading back there so Ryan can hop on his flight back home.
I'll definitely recap our cardboard day trip to the state's capitol sometime this week. In the meantime, here's a card of Sacramento's own... Rowland Office:
1976 Topps #256
While digging through my box of 70's baseball cards... I only found two cards of Office. This one and his 1975 Topps rookie card. I decided to go with this one, because of his awesome facial expression. If I had pulled this card as a kid, it would have been a favorite for sure.
Here's my evidence that Office is a Sacramento native:
I'm looking forward to writing up a summary of today's adventure. In the meantime...
Have you ever been to Sacramento? If so, what was the occasion?
I've only been there a handful of times. One of my good buddies lives there, so I've gone to visit him a few times. Plus I went to the same card show back in 2016 with another buddy of mine. When I was a kid, my fourth grade class went there on a field trip. Outside of those times... I've driven through Sacramento tons of times on my way up to Lake Tahoe.
Well that's it for today. Happy Saturday and sayonara!