WOW has it really been nearly two months since I last posted? Unbelievable and disappointing, none the less here we are about a month until pitchers and catchers report. I hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday season. We went back to the STL to spend the holidays with my parents and of course this coincided with a historic flood. The suburban town (Fenton) I am from was on the news a great deal as was the neighboring city of Valley Park. We were flooded in but not out-my parents live on a large hill far from the flooding-so we were able to get out and meet friends the first two days after that-then we couldn’t leave the little town I am from (though food , craft beer, and STL style pizza was easily had)-which was a bummer as we had planned to hit the Cardinals’ Hall of Fame and gift shop down at Busch, then hit a couple of breweries and a world famous soul food restaurant, but alas no. Again, no complaint as we weren’t sandbagging for our lives.
While flooded in I was able to hit my parent’s basement where I discovered I had some 1977, 1978,and 1979 Topps football cards and by the looks of it a large number of them. However, we were loaded down with STL beer and Italian sausage for the return trip and I wasn’t able to take them home.
I plan on writing a 2016 collecting goals and review of the previous year. I am looking forward to the card show at Serramonte Mall later this month and hope that it bounces back as there aren’t any other options around here. Perhaps (Yes, Fuji went to one) Sacramento has some card shows? I hope I don’t have to find out.
Here are the first Yadi card picked up in 2015, the last, and the best. The first was a gold parallel of his base card from the 2015 Topps Mini #23/63th Anniversary A&G from the National,