Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Kindness - The Tardy Edition

It's cold here in beardyland today, and Rookie of the Year is on cable. I had totally forgotten that Busey is in this movie, and until looking it up in imdb.com just now, had no idea it was directed by Daniel Stern. Anyway, These cards should have been up at least a week ago, and there is absolutely no excuse for my slackitude.

The first one comes from Sharpe, of Sharpe Since '92, who just sent this card out of the kindness of his great big heart. I wasn't expecting it, and he insisted on not accepting anything in return. Griffin puts me just ONE card away from finishing the Creatures of Myth, Legend & Terror mini set. I still need Mr. Grendel, who is hopefully on the way soon via another trade. Does anyone else out there think that Griffin is mis-spelled? I always thought it was Gryphon, which looks a whole hell of a lot more mythical than Griffin.

Next up is the gift I received from A Rookie (Baseball) Card Collector's Secret Santa thingamajig. This is not only a Markakis I don't have, but it's also one I wouldn't have gone out of my way to purchase. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that you wait a year to add cards like this to your player collection, or you'll end up overpaying for it. It's quite a treat to have this card now, and I have admittedly lost out on a few auctions for it in the past. So a big thank you to whoever it was that got me this fabulous card.

I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday (alliteration bitches!). Stay tuned for some cards I found while organizing my collection. It's amazing what you forget you have when you let things get out of hand. There's also a few trades to be posted, so be on the lookout for those as well. If you'll excuse me, I'm off to the Post Office.


  1. I always thought it was Gryffin, so what the hell do i know?

  2. That may be the Canadian variation. Although there isn't an unnecessary "u" in it, so probably not.

  3. Ah, congrats on (almost) finishing the Legends insert set... My efforts at completing that one have stalled almost completely - I've been trying to avoid eBay like the plague but it looks like I might have to take the proverbial plunge into the dirty waters to finish it off.

  4. I thought Gryffin too - either way they got it wrooong.

  5. Dude, you have an awesome Secret Santa... I got stiffed on that deal, still haven't got anything... I LOVE this years Triple Threads... I wouldn't buy a pack, but the low number inserts are AWESOME! Congrats on the Gryyyyyfphyyygn (or however you spell it), too!