Sunday, January 22, 2012
When baseball season is upon us, I try to savor each and every day of it to the best of my ability. When it's gone, I can't stop counting down the days until it starts again.
As a result, it leaves very little time to get into any other sport. Of course, I was actually excited to watch some football today, and all it did was make me miss baseball even more. The Ravens are one of the precious few teams I actually care about in the NFL, and they had to go and lose a game like that. I guess it's going to be another year where I don't care about the Super Bowl. Oh well.
But baseball cards cure all.
I recently received about 300 Pacific-brand cards from the late-90s. It was one of the funnest packages I've opened in a while. It's really hard to find late-90s stuff anywhere, and I've had an especially hard time finding anything from Pacific.
The Rickey Henderson card at the top of the post cured my baseball-itis today. It was easily my favorite card from the Pacific trade package.
It's just so...cool. I can't think of a word right now that better exemplifies it.
There's plenty of cards of guys taking their leads off first or second base, but how many can you find that show a guy leading off third base? I can't think of any off the top of my head.
Plus, it's the all-time stolen base champ. Does it get any better?
Anyways, what was I talking about? Something that had to do with football, I think.
Spring training can't come soon enough.