This has to be one of the roughest weeks in by far the worst year of my lifetime. Lots of poop hit the fan this week, but nobody wants to read about that. It's Saturday and if you follow my blog, then you know it's time for This Week in Blogging.
#1: The Dodgers Win The World Series!
#1: The Dodgers Win The World Series!
2002 Topps Archives Autograph #TAA-JPO
Congratulations to Greg, Jim, and all of the other Dodgers card bloggers out there! It took some digging, but I discovered I had this Johnny Podres autograph sitting in my Archives autograph collection. Night Owl put him atop his list of Dodgers World Series heroes earlier in the week.
1987-88 Fleer #130
2009-10 National Treasures Century Signatures #154
1988 Kenner Starting Lineup
GCRL pointed out that 2020 wasn't the first time the Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers won titles in the same year. They also accomplished the feat in 1988. I could show off a Kirk Gibson card, but as an A's fan... that stirs up painful memories. So I'll post the 1988 NBA Finals MVP instead. Okay. Okay. Here's the 1988 World Series MVP too...
2010 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects #108
This is the only Corey Seager that I have scanned. Picked it up before the 2019 MLB season, because I liked the look of the card and wanted to have a rookie card of him. It set me back $16.52 on 4 Sharp Corners.
#2: Sport Kings Rule
2012 Sport Kings Series E #216
2012 Sport Kings Series E #217
One of my favorite autograph collections are the recent Leaf Sport Kings buyback autographs... which features one of the greatest card designs of all-time.
Earlier in the week, Matthew over at Number 5 Type Collection wrote a fantastic post which covers the the mystery of the 1933 Big League Gum Napoleon Lajoie. It also touches on the Sport Kings cards from the same era.
If you're a fan of pre-war era cards, I encourage you to click here and check out the post. He made a sweet looking Lajoie Sport Kings custom that is truly magnificent.
#3: The Bar Has Been Lowered
2008 TriStar Signa-Cuts #NNO
A few years ago, I started a series of posts called Chronicles of Cardfoolery. It just featured cards that I deemed "silly" or "foolish". One of the first cards I featured was this Steve Sax autograph that was signed on a label and attached to a piece of cardboard and called a "cut signature".
It doesn't get much "foolish" than that... but last Sunday... I saw something that rivals it over on Sport Card Collectors. Do yourself a favor and check it out here. I'm glad I'm not the only one willing to fork over money for cards like these.
#4: The Other Sandberg
1983 Topps #282
The 1983 Topps baseball card set is my favorite design from the 80's. I've loved it since I opened packs of this stuff back in the day and honestly didn't think I'd ever be surprised by a card from this set. Then I read a post on Sean's blog: Getting Back Into Baseball Cards... In Japan which featured the Reggie Smith above.
I can't believe it's taken me almost forty-years to notice that Ryne Sandberg has another card in that set and I owe it all to Sean. If you're interested in seeing some fantastic Japanese baseball cards, I encourage you to add his blog to your reading list.
Speaking of Japanese...
#5: A Pair of Ladies
2008 Bench Warmers Autograph #4
2008 Bench Warmers Autograph #8
On Thursday, Bulldog opened up a pack of 1997 Bench Warmers on his blog (Nothing If Not Random) and it reminded me of these cards which are part of my Japanese PC. Actually... I haven't officially included them in that collection, because I'm not 100% positive they're Japanese. But they are 100% attractive.
#6: Happy Halloween
The Last of Us Part II
These days, I can barely manage one blog. Flywheels has three that I subscribe to and that's not including his participation on A Pack to Be Named Later. Earlier in the week, he wrote a great video game post discussing games for the Halloween season over on his blog: Adventures in Video Games.
I thought I'd share the game I'm currently playing. I won't even bother trying to review it, but The Last of US Part II has been worth every penny. I've heard that it isn't as good as the first game, but so far I feel like it's right up there. It's not exactly a super scary game... but it does have these zombie-like creatures in it. I think it's perfect for Halloween and helping you take your mind off of this crappy year.
Happy Halloween and sayonara!