It's a strange thing to write a blog post, put it out there for anyone to read and not really know who is looking at it unless they comment. Oh, I know there are ways to track such things, but really, who has time for such a thing.
Every once in a while you get one of those wonderful little emails from someone who says "Hello, I've been reading your blog for a while now and have a few cards on your want list to send you. What is your mailing address?"
Isn't that nice? That came from Brady over at Yadier Molina Baseball Cards. Brady started his blog in early February and while he is a St. Louis Cardinals fan, he tends to focus on Yadier Molina cards. Well, I have to get behind anyone who collects a catcher. Brady also collects 1966 Topps so if you have to send him, check out his list.
Let's just get on to what I care about most, Texas Rangers goodies.
I was hoping this would scan better, but it obviously didn't. It's a 1984 7-11 Slurpee Buddy Bell coin. If I remember correctly, these came stored under a disc on the bottom of the cups.
We move from Slurpee coins to Slides. Hey, come look at slides from my vacation!
Josh has lost some of his Sparkle since leaving the Rangers.
I've been calling these things Liquorfractors so long that I forgot what they're really called.
The Orange Dutchman.
A one and done and a back injury waiting to happen. *Crosses fingers that Matt Harrison stays healthy*
I was listening to one of the Rangers' spring training games on the radio the other day and they said Jason Frasor wants to get into the radio side of baseball after he retires. He's one of the few healthy, consistent Rangers pitchers right now so I hope that doesn't happen too soon.
Remember way back at the top of this post when I said Brady was collecting 1966 Topps? He must have had some dupes because he sent me a bunch of Senators.
Buster is a great name for a 1960's pitcher. It's a terrible name for a catcher...cough cough.
That's the way a good old vintage checklist should look. Unfortunately whoever used this didn't have #288 which is the Don Sutton Rookie Card.
Frank may look like an accountant, but on July 2, 1965 he threw a 3 hit, 10 K shutout against the Tigers and also hit a two-run homer. You have to love a pitcher who helps out his own cause like that. (I'm an AL guy, but I wish the DH would go away. It's ridiculous that you have two different rules for the AL and NL when it comes to something that important.)
Jim was only 33 in this picture, but he looks older to me. It's good to be the KING!
Brady, thanks for the great cards, especially the vintage Senators. I'll be on the lookout for some Molina's for you.