NEW TO THE PC WORLDI don't expect anyone to notice such things as subtle changes to my blog. Especially after the reality check of doing a contest with two contestants. But, a little while back my top intro changed to include "PC: Mark Fidrych." I won't go into who he was or what he meant to fans, you either already know or can have the magic of discovering this great, recently passed man for yourself. Instead, I will just say; I am now trying to collect every Fidrych card made. One copy of each that is, I'm no Tim Wallach Collector. Now, when I was a kid I liked to think I was collecting every card of Cecil Fielder, Jose Canseco, and Nolan Ryan. Sadly, as I returned to collecting I found guys who don't even play let alone breathe anymore still have dozens of cards introduced constantly. So, recently I have had no interest in trying to complete a player collection just collecting cards I like of players I enjoy. That's when I stumbled into a few vintage Fidrych cards and looked at his checklist. Its not too bad. If I am going to collect someone thoroughly I should choose someone who doesn't have the attention a Ryan or Canseco get every year. So, with that typed; I am attempting to hoard Mark Fidrych cards. I have a good start that I may post sometime soon. For now, here is my favorite picture of any athlete ever taken:
Here is my most recent Bird pickup:
|Dirty scanner + scratched top loader shot.|
New Pick Ups
|Another bad scan. The card is sweet.|
|Thank goodness for this back saving bar for sorting.|
|I have to make due with random shoe and amazon boxes until I strike it rich and can afford card holding boxes for each team.|
I am very blessed to have an amazing wife who not only puts up with my cardboard affliction but lets me use our big basement to spread them out to bask in them. I have been doing a ton of sorting down to teams and am looking for new trades whenever.