Friday, March 1, 2013

Regaining my focus

I'm slowly getting my act together blog-wise.  Some of the personal stuff is sorting itself out even though there are still health concerns aplenty.  The trading fire has been rekindled and the writing has been therapeutic.

I guess you could say I'm regaining my focus. 

Since I'm running a contest (what, you didn't see this mornings post?), I thought I would show off some winnings.  Steve over at White Sox Cards sent me three team set bags stuffed with some cardboard goodness.  The package was a result of this contest.  When I won the contest, I didn't know A.J. Pierzynski would be a future Ranger.  It's been suggested that I adopt A.J. as my new favorite Ranger.  He's got to prove himself worthy of that high honor. 

I didn't buy any of these Heritage Minor League cards so it's always fun to get one of the Rangers farmhands.  Take a look at Deglan's expression.  That's intense. 

Ouch.  Double edged sword.  Nice low numbered insert, most hated former Ranger ever.  I'll take it. 

I was disappointed that Chris Davis didn't work out here, but unlike Josh Hamilton, I'm wishing him success.  That's a nice Walmart black parallel.  He really pops off the black background. 

The good--a nice 2012 Bowman gold parallel of Michael Young. The bad--a future filled with trades reminding me Michael Young no longer plays for the Rangers. 

Don't call it a comeback!  Like Elvis here, I'm on a hot streak with three days in row of 2 posts/day.  I don't know that I'd get too used to it.  We'll just enjoy it while it lasts. 

Steve, thanks for the great prize package. 


  1. This is the only post I've seen from you this morning?? Any other post must have seen it's shadow and gone back into hiding for another 6-weeks!!

  2. Please don't choose A.J. as your new favorite Ranger.
    By all that is holy, please don't.

  3. Glad you liked the package. Again, sorry it was so late getting to you.

  4. I've grown fond of the Heritage Minor League cards as well. Maybe it's the uniforms. Maybe it's just a variety of shots. But I like them.

  5. I'm trying my best to rack up your page hits count and your comments count...

    I am glad that things got better for you health wise...