I haven't been blogging very long. I think my first post was on October 1st of last year. However, it doesn't take long to realize that some of your posts will draw more comments than others. I'm not talking about contest posts because those seem to draw comments like a bleeding surfer draws sharks. But that's a good thing...well, the contest comments are good. Usually you can tell by your daily traffic how many hits the posts are getting whether they draw comments from others or not. Without comments, you can't really tell if what you write is making some sort of impression on people.
Sometimes comments aren't necessary to know you got someone's attention. Just a couple of weeks ago, I made a post about some new collecting goals. The Troll was paying attention because he sent these great cards.
1965 Topps Ron Kline
Ron Kline pitched in the Majors for 17 years, including 4 seasons with the Senators. His record was 114-144 with 108 saves in 736 appearances. He threw 44 complete games, pitched 2,078 innings and had 989 K's. He never pitched in the playoffs. Ron Kline died on 6-22-2002. This Kline card is in incredible shape. The centering is perfect and the corners are really sharp for an older cards.
1964 Topps Don Lock
Don Lock was an outfielder and played 8 years in the Majors, 5 of those with the Senators. He appeared in 921 games without making one playoff appearance. He hit 122 homeruns and drove in 373 RBIs while posting a .238 career average. Don Lock is still living.
1964 Topps Don Blasingame
Don Blasingame played 2nd base for 12 years, 4 of those with the Senators. He played in 1,444 games, hitting 21 homeruns and driving in 308. His career average was .258. He was on the 1958 All-Star team but didn't play. He also played in the 1961 World Series with the Reds, losing to the Yankees. Don Blasingame died 4-13-2005.
Troll, thanks for seeing that I added the Senators to my PC list and for sending these awesome vintage cards. They'll find a special place in my collection.