It's been over a week since my last post. I'm behind on posting trade packages, I'm behind on sending trade packages (and $$), I'm behind on sending prize packages...blah blah blah. You name it, I'm behind on it.
I have a reason this time. I've been pretty sick the last week. Here in North Texas, we've had almost 40 flu-related deaths in recent weeks and I was afraid the flu was coming after me too. Turns out I had a stomach bug, not the flu. The discomfort and fever that accompanied that little critter still put me down for the count.
While I dig my way out of the backlog, I'll give you a taste of one of the things I love about blogging. As you know, I hold a fair number of contests. Sometimes I think the blogosphere pays me back by letting me win a contest now and then.
Jim over at GCRL wanted to give Steve Garvey a great big blogosphere birthday and encouraged everyone to send birthday wishes out to Steve. He offered up a prize for doing so and lo and behold, I won.
In addition to the main prize of a 1952 Topps card, Jim included a few other cards he knew I'd appreciate.
John B. Wockenfuss. Grizzled catcher, old-school mask and a chaw of to-baccy. Awesomeness.
Despite Darren Daulton's sad medical diagnosis, I had to smile at this card. What a pose!
Jim didn't forget my Rangers. He sent this awesome O-Pee-Chee Jim Kern. You know, the famous Lanceur!
Here was the real prize. This is a 1952 Topps Eddie Yost. It's almost too much vintage greatness for one card. Jim had placed the card in a penny sleeve and a top loader. I couldn't get that bad boy out of there fast enough so could feel the vintage. Love it. As a matter of fact, I love it so much, I bought a discounted group of '52s off Ebay after I received it. I'll show them off another day.
Thanks for cards Jim and thanks to everyone for still being here after my brief disappearance!