Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Trading across the pond...

I don't usually post baseball card-related items over here because, well, most of the people that I know who read this blog do not generally venture over to the baseball card side of my life. That's not a complaint, just a fact of life.

There are, however, those times when that world and my 'popped-in-my-head' world meet, or collide, whichever...

I recently sent a box of various Red Sox-related baseball items 'across the pond' to the UK for a trade. So far as I can remember, this is my first trans-atlantic card trade! Today, I had a package in the mail from the UK! Inside were several packs of cards and a stack of Indians cards! Some of the packs were 1995 Phil Rizzuto (yes, THAT Phil Ruzzuto) set cards of his National Pasttime collection. Each pack features several historic pictures of players, ads, knick-knacks, and old stadiums. One of the cards in a pack was FORBES (frickin) FIELD!


I recognized the picture before I even turned the card over. Man, my Dad would think this was a "super kewl" (as he would write!). This one goes into my "special cards" folder for sure! That's the folder that has my kids' little league cards, the card I made of Dad when he passed away, and other personal treasures...

You can call it faith, superstition, whatever, but for me, it's the little things like that which let me know Dad is watching...

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