The Legend

The Legend

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Proof of Life

I managed to keep my daughter in one piece while my wife was on her trip.  We accomplished a lot of fun stuff. Turns out I think I may have a little hipster as she loved a local burrito hangout that plays tons of folk music.  She danced the entire time. All I needed to do was give her a tallboy of PBR to complete the ensemble.

Our greatest accomplishment though was our major strides in baseball knowledge.  I had the Pirates game on tv and she just blurted out "foul ball" right as it happened.  #prouddadmoment. She also will keep telling me how she wants to go to more Black Bears games.  I think my wife is starting to feel threatened and booked us all tickets to the Nutcracker around Xmas.  I told her by that time I'll have her referencing sabermetrics. This time next year she may be doing guest posts on BWTP!

How about a card ...

2004 Topps Original Signature Edition Bill Madlock Auto 7/11

I think this is the lowest numbered Topps Originals card I have in my collection. Each player in the set has a handful of different cards of which many are hand numbered. I need to clean this case some as the guy who previously owned this got a little sticker happy.  

Madlock autos are always fun additions as they are cheap and always have a great look. I think I've only paid more than $10 once or twice and that was for 1/1's.  As a whole the late 70's Pirates are great value buys.  Tekulve is in this set as well, but he is a little tougher to find. Likely this is due to him being a cardboard god. 

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  This is a transition week in Morgantown. The first WVU football is game is next weekend which unofficially begins fall in my area. Should be a good time. 

Thanks for reading. 


  1. You best hope she doesn't ask you to buy patchouli oil.

  2. It sounds like your little "hipster" is enjoying her baseball bonding time. Nothing wrong with that! But I guess I dont blame the wife for wanting a little balance.

    Isn't it awesome when you're able to collect something you love without breaking the bank>? Under $10 for a low #d auto is a sweet deal. I actually wrote about a recent success with a Willie Stargell card on my personal blog, but it inspired me to create a second blog about baseball cards.

    Have a great weekend!

    The Collector

    1. Great stuff Chris! I've added you to my blogroll and look forward to following your collecting adventures. The card blogging community is a great group. I think you will enjoy yourself.

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    1. Having the Black Bears a mile away from my house is great training until we are ready for the big league team. She may end knowing more about prospects!

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