Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fly me to the moon...

I think some people (the powers that be in the NFL come to mind) should lighten up when it comes to player celebrations.  Personally, I'd like for an NFL or MLB player to act like they've "been there, done that" before acting like a total fool, but honestly, there's nothing wrong with a little celebration.  They're big kids playing a little kids' game, so what's the harm?  

Nelson Cruz likes to throw down a little flying celebration now and then.  Of course, if you just hit 6 homers and drove in 13 RBIs in the ALCS, you deserve to celebrate.

As for me, I'm celebrating the bounty from the group break held by Weston of Fantastic Catch.

Ok, slow down a bit. Nobody celebrates Carlos Lee, even if he comes on a cool design like 2006 UD Ovation.  Some people (yes, you Night Owl) are lucky they don't NEED Carlos Lee cards, but some of us team collectors don't have a choice in the matter.

The group break also included a box of 2006 Artifacts.  There weren't many Rangers in the box, but a crooked Scott Feldman is better than nothing.  At least he's still with the team.

Weston didn't show all the hits on his break post so we could be surprised. Well, I was certainly surprised by this Mark Teixeira jersey card.  Mark is near the top of my least favorite Rangers list, but that doesn't mean the completist in me can afford to avoid his cards.

Weston also opened a box of 2012 Topps Series 2, but I suppose you might have guessed that after seeing the Cruz above.  One of my favorite cards in the whole set is this Elvis Andrus play at the plate.

The cards were nice, but I think the best part of the package was the note Weston included.  Weston, I truly appreciate the well wishes for my wife and the reference to Joshua 1:9.  That means a lot.


  1. Glad you liked it and i am so happy everything went ok. Have a great weekend. :)

  2. Gray jersey cards are so much better than white. They just seem more realistic.

  3. that Carlos Lee card is pretty cool.

    except, you know, it has Carlos Lee on it.