Now that state testing and my friend's surgery are in the rear view window, I can start focusing on a few other things like dental work, end of the year field trips, grades and graduation, and of course summer break.
The dental thing is a work in process and won't be complete any time soon. I have a few old fillings that need to be replaced, but the main thing involves getting an implant to replace the tooth I had extracted a few weeks ago.
I'm also scheduled to go on two field trips in the next two weeks. They'll be the first end of the year field trips for our students in three years.
I'm excited about going to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, but am trying my best to get out of chaperoning the Raging Waters field trip. As for grades and graduation, they're part of the job. Things will be a little hectic around the classroom the last few weeks of school.
However at the end of the tunnel, summer break will be waiting for me. I have a few quick road trips to Oregon and Southern California as well as a handful of baseball games planned. Plus my buddy is promoting a card show at the Santa Clara Convention Center in August, so I'll be setting up again as a dealer.
In the meantime, I have plenty of cards to write about on the blog. I literally have a stack of care packages piling up in my office. Lack of time is the issue. That being said... seeing them brings a smile to my face. It's like looking at a bunch of presents sitting under the tree at Christmas.
I apologize to those of you who sent me these packages and are waiting for a blog post. The good news is I started chipping away at the stack this weekend. I decided to go with the oldest one, which was a PWE that Elliptical Man sent to me back on April 12th. It contained these six cards...
2022 Topps Opening Day Mascots #M-16
I was lucky enough to pull this card out of one of the blasters I opened last month, so this is a duplicate. That being said... duplicate or not... I will happily accept any and all trading cards featuring Stomper.
Next up are four Shinjo cards for my Japanese PC...
Tsuyoshi's MLB career wasn't very eventful, but a quick peek at his Wikipedia page shows that he had an awesome NPB career as a player. Last October he accepted the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters managerial position.
The final card in the six pack was this heavily creased mid 80's football card...
1986 Topps #195
Minniefield was a 4x Pro Bowler during the 80's... and was a member of the NFL 1980's All-Decade Team. He's also the latest member to join my Damaged Card HOF binder.
Thank you Elliptical Man for another generous PWE. Sorry it took so long to tear into it and scan the cards.
Chris: The 2012 Topps cards are yours. Just need some time to get it packaged up. If you see this post, please email me your address.
Bo: Haven't gone through the 2018 Topps and compared it to your wantlist, but I will. Maybe this weekend?
As for the rest of you...
Any fun summer plans?
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!