Sometime in September or October I made a request for shipment from COMC. I got it in December. It was a bit of a mish mash of things, but I enjoyed getting it..
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Sunday, January 2, 2022
I'm sure my friends and readers have been wondering where I've been. I'm still in the hospital. I'm here until I get some solution for housing. One area I'm looking at has a 10 year waiting list. Another I have no idea.. Third option... Well.. I'll usually be the youngest by decades and dealing with regular outbreaks. So feeling rather stuck. At the same time, glad I'm at least in a place I have support.
Ok.. I do have some cards to show off. Today is a couple small things I received. One from the Royals Team Collector, the other is an anonymous card with some cards I needed in it.
First are the cards from the Royals TC Matt. I'm using a scanning app on my phone, so if they look a litle warped, that's why.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Well, we had the Atlanta Braves win the Series over the Houston Astros a few days ago. Around that time, the always informative Kevin Glew mentioned the first Canadian to play in the World Series as we know it now (1903-) was John O'Neill in 1906.
That piqued my interest on how many Canadians played in the World Series. Fortunately, the wonderful people at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame did a lot of the legwork for me.
So, this list is from the Canadian Hall. Check out their site on the link above.
So as mentioned, John O'Neill was the first, playing for the White Sox in 1906
Next player to play in the Series is Jimmy Archer in 1907 for Detroit and 1910 for the Cubs.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
After spending the last month plus trying to get things coordinated and just generally figured out, I have some progress. Some of my cards are here, but I have to get the rest before I can truly do what I need to do. I did, however, get a Sportlots shipment and a card I purchased in so I want to show them today
First is the card I purchased. An artist who's been doing a lot of work over the past few years is Josee Tellier. She did the artwork for the Expos celebration at the Big O the last time the Jays were able to have ST games there. She also did a Josh Gibson card among other things.
Well, this one caught my eye
Fergie Jenkins 1971 I think she's an incredible artist. Check out her stuff at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MissTellier
Now, the Sportlots order
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Well, I figured I should give another update here. I'm still in the hospital. I'll be here until a bed in a long term care facility opens up. I'll be there until a place for affordable housing opens up.
I am getting my baseball cards delivered to me here in the hospital. As of right now, I'm having any mail delivered to the house and the landlord will bring it to the hospital for me.. By having my cards here, I might be able to get stuff out again..
Well, enough about that. One thing I missed writing about earlier this month is the induction of Larry Walker into the Hall of Fame. It's funny to think his campaign started as a hashtag #FergieNeedsAFriend
I got to watch the speech online through Youtube later. Really enjoyed it..
Now let's end this with some cards of the 2nd Canadian in the HOF
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Well, I'm back in the hospital. Will likely be for another month or so. I will need to go through rehab again. But that's not what I want to talk about today.
No today I want to talk about a three card package that came in from one of the authors of the George Gibson book I covered a while back, Richard Armstrong.
We connected originally over 1994 Collector's Choice. He was working on getting the base, Silver Sig, and Gold Sig sets. I had some base and silver to send him and we've been in touch since.
When he found out I was back in the hospital, he sent out a little "get better soon" package
Sunday, July 11, 2021
I am home now. I have been since June 21.
It's been a struggle to get used to being here again. My foot is nothing but pain. I struggle getting up and down the stairs, so I go once or twice in a day and spend the rest of the time in my room.
I need more supports and help than what I'm being offered but I won't get it because of my age.
I have trades to pull for the TCDB but I can't get into our computer room to do it. Very frustrating.
Anyway, I do have some cards to show.
More Pinnacle and a Stieb Topps Big..
I'm not sure how many people have stuck it out with me, but I do hope to post more soon..