The first week of school is in the books, and it was awesome. I'm not sure how often I'll be blogging now, but I guess it's been a slow year for me posting-wise, so it's not like only writing a few posts a month will be dropping my activity down too much anyways.
In celebration of having a good first day of school, I bought this card on eBay for a few bucks. It came yesterday, and I dig it.
Kind of a rushed post, so only a quick iPhone photo, no scan today. It's just a plain white jersey swatch, numbered 24/200. There are a ton of parallels from the 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes set, but this is one of the lower-ish numbers, for what it's worth.
I now have seven parallels of that card, since it joins this other sextet. From top to bottom, left to right, there's the base card, blue /199, red/249, silver/399, red auto swatch/50, and green/499. I think I'll stop at a page of these, so whatever the cheapest two parallels I can find (under $5), I'll snatch up… sometime.
Speaking of Kouzmanoff, I was wearing my Kouz replica jersey w/my new San Antonio Missions hat in the HEB in town a few days ago, when the guy behind me started talking about how he played against former Padre prospect and not-so-great major league player Sean Burroughs in Little League. Kind of a cool conversation to have with a random stranger, who wouldn't have even mentioned it if I hadn't been rocking my Padres gear.
EDIT: I noticed when I hit "publish", that this is my 801st post on this blog! I guess that's kind of a milestone, right? Anyways, just thought it was worth mentioning. I tried to find a way to tie in the number 801 to Kevin Kouzmanoff, but couldn't find a way. For those curious, he had exactly 650 hits and 500 strikeouts in his 685 game MLB career.