No 2009 you-know-what yet. Remember, we live in the outback, and furthermore, we had to defer ordering a hobby box. We are contemplating just buying a complete set. Is that horrible of us? A set buyer is a lot lower in the Cardworld Hierarchy than a set builder. Actually, we should be ashamed. We'll ponder this when we actually get the cards. Right now, we're going to discuss something else. We hope we've provided enough fair warning.
We received outstanding cards from the music-fueled, roller-derby inspired, and very readable baseball card blog Collective Troll yesterday. Two of the cards are in a collecting subcategory that we didn't even know we subscribed to, but upon reflection, let's face it, we kind of do: baseball card autographs with Bible verse inscriptions. We find them interesting not for the belief factor but for what the Bible verse inscriptions add to the autograph: control. Bible auto guys might think, 'All these people are asking for a little part of me, my signature, well fine, but then they also must accept this other part of me, a Bible verse. I'm calling the shots here.' Ok, as usual, we overanalyze everything. And we're rambling. But we didn't realize that Alvin Davis is one of the players that does inscribes, but here's proof:
We think we know which verse that is but we might be reading it wrong. As for Mr. Ward, he adds Romans 10 something, mostly likely 10:9, "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Most of the verses chosen proclaim something about being saved--adding the verse adds personal-control narrative. But the best part of this card is the back: The sunglasses AND the maximum bubblocity! Now that's narrative!