Showing posts from October, 2020

Gavin Lux... Fairfield Re-Packs... 2020... Whatever...

  I started sorting my 2020 cards early this year. Since I haven't been able to supplement my collection via retail packs, this year has seen most acquisitions come from a Hobby Shop. (A 1988 Donruss set was NOT among them. This box is just the temporary home of my near-complete 2020 Stadium Club set.) Which isn't bad at all, don't get me wrong. I'd much rather my collecting dollar go there than to any Targets or Walmarts. However, I simply miss being able to grab some jumbo packs with my bread, socks and cat food. Speaking of food... The sun has gone down on Famous BBQ in Coon Rapids. Giving this place it's proper write-up will take longer than I'd like. My history there is more as a bystander, than customer. Some of that story is done right now, but a lot of it isn't. Either way, it will take more time to get talking about Abandoned BBQ ready. It’ll happen soon enough, so don't get your brow all furrowed! Now enter this story… 2020 has been a mess for

Random Top Loader - Greg Maddux 1995 Select Artist Proof

I’ve written only one of these before, randomly selecting a  2005 Bowman Chrome Vinny Rottino Red Refractor  as the inaugural “Random Top Loader” post. My hopes were that it would trigger a series of quick-to-write stories, since everything seems to take two weeks now. But life got all lifey again this Summer and continuing through now, so I'm far behind the pace I wanted to maintain.  Anyway...  The premise is simple, using my old box of Dungeons & Dragons dice, I’d choose a single card from my boxes of team-sorted Top Loaders. Starting by selecting a team that I’d pick a card, from one of the 30 franchises. Which would be accomplished with a roll of a 30-sided die. On this occasion, I rolled a 12 ( not  27, as pictured ). Then, I would consult my handy dandy chart that I made when I came up with this idea: A roll of 12 means I have to choose an Atlanta Braves ( Booooooo! ) card from the boxes of Top Loaders.  But which one? In order to determine that, I’d add up all the Brav