This weekend is looking to be an exciting one at Bob Walk the Plank headquarters. Morgantown is getting amped for a great Saturday showdown between #3 Oklahoma and the Mountaineers. One of my oldest childhood friends is driving in from DC to spend the weekend with me which is always exciting. What makes this extra awesome is that Nick has a hobby that benefits me and will make for an awesome tailgate. Nick's hobby is beer. Check out his collection that he has accumulated.
Delicious craft beer will make for a fun weekend. That is a lot of unopened fancy beer!
To continue with the positive vibes heading into the weekend I had an envelope from Fuji waiting for me when I got home. This package hits both old and new...
I've mentioned a thousand times before, but starting the blog has done wonders for my vintage Pirate card collection. Fuji hit some of my favorites with the group. John Candelaria is a personal favorite and any time I can add a card is a good day. Also, the Manny Sanguillen is a great looking card. I see Manny just about every time I head up to PNC park as Manny's BBQ is right beyond the outfield wall. If you ever watch a Pirates game and see smoke just beyond the wall it is the grills being fired up. Manny usually sits right next to the cashier and will sign just about anything you give him free as charge. He is always super nice.
Chad Hermansen was one of the bigger busts in Pirate history. As a minor leaguer he was famously dubbed to be able to "walk on water." His major league career was a disaster from the start and his career flamed out rather quickly. With that being said I love both of these autos. Cards like these always are fun conversation starters with my fellow Pirate card collecting buddies.
Joe Randa had a long career in which he had a couple stints with the Pirates.
Tony Womack was one of my favorites while he was on the team. Just wished the Pirates kept him as they would struggle for years to find a productive leadoff hitter to replace Womack. This is a beautiful auto.
Thanks for all the great cards Fuji. I'm sure I'll find some more stuff that will fit your collections soon.
Thanks for reading!