My dad has been gone a little over 5 years. That's why it's nice to have a Baseball Dad to send me cards now and then. Jack's postings have been sporadic of late, but he's very busy which I think we can relate to so I hope he's back to regular posting soon.
I won't clobber you with too many of the Rangers he sent, but I will try to entertain you a little. Very, very little.
Ed is wearing the sweet Rangers uniform I grew up with and love so much. Ed is also displaying the relaxed "I'm going to pretend I'm ready to pitch" smile.
You'll notice Kenny Rogers, a ToppGold superstar, is sporting the "omg, I have pitch this ball really hard or I'll never get another contract that pays me the big bucks so I can shove a cameraman" face.
How about this really cool Safe Hit Texas Vegetables card. It's from a 1995 National Pastime Phil Rizzuto set. I've never seen it before, but it's based on some old advertising signs. It's a good choice. I mean, you look up "Safe Hit Texas Vegetables" on Google and see the other sign they could have use. I think they made the right choice considering today's social landscape.
I feel honored to have so many followers, although of the 247, I think a good number of them are inactive on the blogs anymore. Still, I never thought I'd have that many. Especially since I keep showing Will Clark cards. I mean there's one guy in particular who says he reads my stuff, but if I keep posting these Clark cards, I don't know how long he'll stay around. Look at the comment he made on this post!
Ok ok, I'm not trying to beat a dead "Nuschler" into the ground, but look at the size of that Pudge! I think Will is stretching the truth a bit on how big Pudge is, sort of like one of his tall fishing tales.
I received some of these Stand Up Guys cards in trades before, but never all 4 at the same time. I guess they came 1 at a time and you had to get a the right pair to make a match.
Dad sent all 4 parts so I could make all 4 players.
You have Juan Gonzalez...
...and, oh crap, it's Will again. Sorry, gotta go.
(Oh yea, thanks Dad!)