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. 


8 comments:

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

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  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

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    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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  4. The proud daddy moments are priceless

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