For many scanning is the bane of the card blogger existence. While I don't necessarily enjoy it, I've always used it as a multi purpose organization tool. The majority of my collection is accumulated via online so I receive a lot of mail week to week. Since I always have a constant fear of mixing up trade packages, I tend to not open mail until I'm ready to scan it. That is why many of you receive emails from me thanking you in advance for the package that just arrived as I've likely not got around to scanning and examining the contents. Such is the case from a package I received last week from Joey aka Dub Mentality.
This package had an extra layer of complexity as I ripped the majority of the address line when busting it open. The contents of the package didn't have anything to ID the sender so I had to try my best to reconstruct the envelope. Thankfully the mystery was solved and Joey confirmed that he did in fact send something my way.
For those who don't know Joey he has become quite the Twitter force in the cardboard collecting world. My guess is he joined forces with the Dark Overlord aka Wes to hit me. I'll forgive Joey for keeping such shady company because he sent some great cards my way.
Cole Tucker seems to be following the recent Pirate prospect trend.
- Get drafted really high
- Get hurt
- Lose prospect ranking
- Get healthy
-regain prospect status
Josh Bell did the exact same thing.
I'm pulling for Kevin Newman. He was the star during the inaugural season of the WV Black Bears in Morgantown. If he is somewhat productive in AAA he will likely be the starting shortstop by mid summer.
I'm excited to see Felipe Rivero get some Pirate releases. He quietly turned into a dominating reliever last year. Plus he had one of the better players weekend nicknames.....Nightmare!! Left handed batters only had 7 hits in 85 at bats against him. That is a .082 average.
Cue sad music....
25 times People Magazine Sexiest Man of the Year Bob Walk.
Thanks for all the cards Joey!