Today, I'm just going to show some cards. Yeah I know, it's a shocker.
There is one bit of news that I found interesting, though. Two, actually. The first one is that the first female baseball player eligible for the international draft is a French one. Now that's something, considering only 10 000 people play the sport. And of course, no media wrote or spoke about it here. I just did a google news search, and there's just one newspaper that published the information. Just one. The second piece of information about baseball was A-Rod's infamous 3 000 th hit ball. A newspaper wrote about it here, only to mention that the fan didn't want to give the ball back. But the beginning of the article was : "you probably don't care about baseball (we can't blame you as we don't either' but....". This, my friends, shows what the state of baseball is in France.
But hey, maybe she'll do a Yao Ming and bring baseball (basketball is already here and we have Tony Parker) to France !
Anyway, back to cards. Here are three, sent by Wes, who was kind enough to send them to Matt so he'd forward them to me (sounds a little bit like High-School, but you get it). So yay, surprise cards !
Next up, some ebay cards.
I buy a lot of cards from Asian sellers, as they always offer great shipping prices. Those here were filler cards. I have no idea what they are, but I'll still take them !
Shiny serial numbered Blue Jays ! (/250 and /50)
All of those are some kind of refractors, all numbered out of 250. I stopped trying to keep track with the degree of shininess of various refractors.
This one I got because I liked the card. I can't say I'm a big Chris Davis fan and I don't know any Orioles collectors. But it was (very) cheap (maybe 2 or $3 I think) and it's quite good looking. At some point, like everybody, I'll try to concentrate on just one aspect of my collection, and I'll wonder why the hell I added this one. But for now, I'm happy.
He changed names, participated in the slam dunk contest, wore that incredible Nuggets jersey, was a free-throw machine and had mild Tourette syndrome. Why would I NOT want his autograph? Albeit on a horrible Select card. But still.