Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cards from Chicagoland

A couple of weeks ago Tony from the Cub-centric blog Wrigley Roster Jenga was having a "name the source of the post title" contest, which I was fortunate enough to get correct. Although, honestly I think I just happened to see it first (hence my win).

The source of the quote was from "Mystery Science Theatre 3000", a show I hadn't seen or thought about for quite some time. As I told Tony, I really don't think I was their target audience, as I truly did just watch it for the movies. A lot of the films they lampooned were not readily available to see anywhere else at the time (early to mid 90's), unless you were fortunate to live in an area that was still blessed to have a local late night horror host, and Portland was not one of those areas. Don't get me wrong though, even if I was there primarily for the movie I still found amusement in the commentary.

The prize for the contest was a team bag full of cards from the team of your choice. Since I'm not a team collector, Tony was kind enough to alter the prize to fit my set collecting ways. And considering the fact that he didn't have any checklists to work with, me ending up needing nine out of the ten cards sent wasn't too shabby (especially considering the cards) on his part.

If you pay close attention you might notice somewhat of a not so surprising theme here:

I don't really have anything interesting to say about the cards individually. But, I will say that as a group they are freakin' awesome. I hadn't even seen half these before, so it's pretty neat to see and read something new (or old).

I'm sure everyone reading this is familiar with Tony's blog. But if somehow you're not, do yourself a favor and check it out. If you enjoy reading things that are well written, well researched, and are often sprinkled with humor, then it's probably the place for you.

So, thank you Tony. The cards you chose to send are really great, and don't be too surprised if some baby bears show up in your mailbox sooner than later.

And finally, in honor of Tony and any other Cubs fans:

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. 9 out of 10, eh? That's not a bad batting average, if I do say so myself. Glad you liked the cards and thank you for the exceptionally kind words!

    1. Yeah, just think. If you could keep up that average for your career, you'd be in the Hall of Fame's "Hall of Fame".