Kerry over at Cards on Cards and I swapped some stuff. I think he's in cleanup mode because he also sent me a criz-azy number of Saints football cards. Plus he's doing that Basketball card giveaway thing, and I joined up for the Hornets. Dude is shelling out more cardboard than a.....
In exchange I sent him a hairy man-stack of Cardinals, Ozzie (Smith not Canseco), Tim Lincecum, Larry Walker, Troy Tulowitski and whatever else I had of the players on his list. But enough about me......
These are proof that New Orleans can host a Superbowl and not screw the whole thing up. I assure you, every local within eyeshot of that power outage slapped their foreheads all at once. Yeah, it's true. We may be a third-world country, but we know how to party....
All these guys are legends in this town. They never won a super bowl (with the Saints, at least), or even a playoff game (most of them), but we love these guys. It was great seeing them in card form.
These two especially brought a smile to my face. Jim Mora was an institution here. Check this out if you have 2.5 minutes:
That's Ron Swoboda. He still does sports in New Orleans. I once met Hoda Kotb when I worked at the mall here. I told her that if she married him, her name would be Hoda Swoboda (not kidding).
Anyway, baseball cards, eh?
That '87 Topps mini is a killer. And that Donruss on the top showing Griffey chunking the deuce is also pretty baddass.
I must say that any card showing my guy in a White Sox uniform is a little off-putting, but it's a Griffey, so it's still arguably the best card ever made.
That's not even all he sent me - just a smattering of choice examples.
They will each have a place of honor within the sacred binders of Griffeyhood where their Griffeyness will remain unspoiled and acid-free.
Thanks for all the cardboard, Kerry! I've already started putting aside more stuff for ya!