Greetings, wonderful baseball card people. We've been gone since August because of full-time school, full-time work, and then a scary health matter, but we are emerging and we miss you and thus we is back. Good timing, too: it's practically spring training.
Our card mojo is in a state of revision: with the demise of the lone baseball card store we liked within a two-hour drive from us, and with the apparent decision by the closest Target to carry only iffy junkiness which is quickly picked over by our local pack squeezers, we need to devise a new way to enjoy a card spree now and then. We start today with one lone pack of Bowman Chrome 2010 because we were at Target yesterday feeling hopeless and had to start with something. Tonight maybe we'll get the eBay account dusted off. We miss our old brick and mortar haven, Derek's Dugout. He had to go off and get married and find a real job! The nerve.
We were so excited to return to the blogiverse that we forgot we like to post the pack itself, so here is the smashed pack we forgot to scan before tearing:
The card is shiny, so we can't say it's bad, but neither can we say its CHROMEy, because in what world do these cards look like the bumper on a '56 Thunderbird? In a sense "chrome" is a fib. Anyway, the "Bowman Briefing" on back includes the odd sentence, "Laces lasers to all fields." Good for Bowman for bringing back a vintage, unhinged cardback writing style. The letter G looms in the background although you probably can't see it because of the Through a Glass Darkly scan.
As for Junior, well. He no longer benefts from rear angle views.
The third ($2.99 for three cards? a dollar a card? is this for real?) and final card, white border, is of a Met.
Thanks for being there! We mean it.
PS BTW One of the other park rangers I work with is a baseball card collector and more important, appreciator. He's much like some of you in that he truly knows the game, its history, and its players. He has many cards, including vintage ones...so prepare for a regular Card Ranger feature at Dinged Corners, with scans from his awesome collection, beginning soon!