Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Gems of Junk Wax, Pt. 52: 1991 Fleer #689 Tom Glavine

It's interesting to think about the future of this blog.

Whether it be days, months, or even years down the road, I find myself doing it quite often.

Most of the time, it comes down to my theme posts.

How long will they be able to sustain themselves?

Amazingly, this is the 52nd "Gem of Junk Wax" I've featured in my writings. Even so, I'm proud to say that the well isn't even close to drying up yet.

But...will it be the same way when the "Gems" start to get up into the triple-digits? And all my other themes, for that matter?

I'm not sure.

For that reason, I'm constantly on the lookout for new theme ideas, something that can be a bit difficult given how random my collection can be at times.

Although a few thoughts have come and gone, one has been rattling around in my head for months.

I've always wanted to start a theme devoted entirely to showcasing my array of "pitchers at the plate" cards.

Or, in the case of Mr. Glavine, pitchers on the basepaths.

I've never specifically boiled down how I'd go about featuring it or anything. Or what exactly I'd write within each post.

It's only a basic concept right now.

But I've always thought it'd make for a fun theme.

If the idea were to ever come to fruition, I have to believe that Glavine would be one of the first "inductees".

After all, it's been in my collection for as long as I can remember, a card that surely played a role in kindling my current love for "pitchers at the plate".

Although he's on the basepaths, I guess you could technically say this is indeed a shot of Glavine "at the plate".

All these years later, it's still the only one I have of a pitcher sliding into home plate.

That in itself would make it a prime focus for a "pitcher at the plate" theme.

If I ever get around to creating it, that is.

We're not that far down the road yet.


tourist504 said...

I save these too. I'd be happy to contribute when the time comes.

There's a mid-90s collector's choice Randy Johnson showing him at batting practice that is pretty darn funny.....

Adam Ellifritz said...

Wow...I have the same exact card and I was lucky enough to have Mr. Glavine autograph it as a teenager. I also saw the rarity of the card as we hardly ever see this in baseball...or at least in cards. I often wonder what this card is worth but realize I don't have a COA as that was the last thing on my mind as a huge Glavine fan. Please keep the blog alive...never know what it could turn in to. Thanks for sharing.