The 2016 baseball season is finally upon us, which to me means it's officially spring. True, it snowed maybe 2" here today, which is odd, but when compared to its predecessor this past winter in New England didn't seem so bad.
To celebrate warm weather, green grass and baseball, I've queued up an autograph of my current favorite Boston Red Sox player, Xander Bogaerts, for your enjoyment:
There are a number of different signed refractors, the one you see here is the blue version, serial numbered to /125. I'm not crazy enough to try full-on player collecting a guy like Xander whose cards actually demand a decent price most of the time, but as he's my favorite current player on the roster I did want to pick up a few nicer cards this past off-season to better represent him in my Sox collection. I'm certainly very pleased with this one.
improved defensively, cutting down his errors from 20 in 2014 to 11 last
year. More than anyone else on the team I'm looking forward to seeing
how his 2016 season unfolds and what kind of numbers he can put up in
his third full season in the league. We'll see beginning tomorrow!
And now, in honor of Opening Day, here are half a dozen baseball cards I grabbed at random from the pile here on my desk...
Roy Campanella card from 2009 in terms of my favorites.
Buying Cards in the 1990s, Memory #3: The Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall - In August of 1997, my girlfriend (at the time) and I went on a spur-of-the-moment road trip to the Wisconsin Dells. For those who have never been there, ...