Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The closest I'll ever get to Cooperstown

I think if I ever set foot in the real Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, I'd have a tear in my eye.  I've seen some of the artifacts on temporary display at the Ballpark in Arlington, but to see the real deal would be amazing.

Jim over at GCRL posted this card and was kind enough to send me a duplicate.  I had a chance a couple of years ago to buy a pair of Game Used Rangers shin guards.  I don't know who used them, but they were being sold by the Rangers.  I would love to have something like that for my future (probably never going to happen) man cave.

What's the next best thing to getting a TTM return?  Someone else sending you one of their TTM returns.  I'm no expert, but that looks like an airbrushed jersey.

I haven't opened a single pack of Panini Hometown Heroes, but I really like the cards.  That's coming from an admitted logo snob...

Johnny Bench?  Check.  Play at the plate?  Check.  Awesomeness?  Double check.

Thanks for the great cards Jim.  I'll be sending you a package soon!


  1. I really liked the bench card - lots of color - but figured it fit with your collection better.

  2. I've been once when I was a teenager. I'd love to go back to the Hall of Fame and take my boys with me!