Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One of These Cards is Not Like the Other: Ernie Banks TTM

A while back I wrote about landing a 1959 Ernie Banks at a show in Fargo. Well, at the pre-Super Bowl show I grabbed another one:
In the meantime I'd sent the other one out after seeing that Mr. Banks was doing some ttm signing. The DAY before the show it came back.

For me, this card IS Ernie Banks. It's sunny out, he's playing catch, people are slowly filling out the stands. On a day like today where it's snowing outside and the temperature is dropping yet again it's the kind if card that reminds me spring (and then summer!) will get here. That baseball will be back.

And then of course the classic cartoons on the '59 back. ¡Cannot wait!

Have a good one everybody and goodnight Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

2012 Topps Editing Fail

Maybe someone else already posted about this (I'm not as wired in as I used to be) but check out the stats of, say, Dustin Ackley, Jason Kipnis, Jose Bautista, or Billy Butler on the back of a 2012 Topps. The stat line up top reads" H 3B 3B HR" etc.

If you're keeping score at home, according to this rather lazy printing error, the 6'1", 240 lb. Butler has had 22+ 3B since he broke in, with a career high 51 in 2009. This, in fact, IS a sign of the Maya apocalypse. How could I not have noticed before?