If the Blogger Scheduler is working properly (note: it didn't, probably because I didn't hit the Publish button), then this post has gone up after both football games are done and thus begins the 2 week wait for the Super Bowl. It's best to get the final post from the Fairfield box out of the way then...OK, because it's a running gag...
For Christmas, Santa judged me worthy enough to get some baseball cards for Christmas. Therefore, a Fairfield Sports Chicago Fan Box found it's way into my stocking:
I've seen these $12 boxes at Target for a while and even thought about picking one up to see who'd I
get. I mean, look at the box...Soriano and Dawson! The sides of the
box (not pictured) have even more stars...Billy Williams! Fergie
Jenkins! Ernie Banks! Multi-patch cards! It can't be that
Anyway, with the three packs out of the way, it's time for my guaranteed memorabilia or autographed card. The card came in a plain white envelope and was not protected. Who'd I get, one of the aforementioned players? Maybe it's one of the players on the sides of the box I didn't list...Chuck Klein? Travis Wood? Derrek Lee? Darwin Barney? OK fine, you all waited long enough:
#TR-GS - Geovany Soto (front and back)
Not a horrible pull, in my opinion. I was expecting some sort of no-longer-in-baseball prospect autograph card The card is from the 2010 Topps T-206 set. This one is the Piedmont back. There are also Old Mill and Polar Bear versions, but I don't know the difference.
I also lucked out and got one of them fancy uniform cards with a stripe on them. I know about the memorabilia controversy and that this very well may not even be a piece from a baseball uniform, but hey, it's my first striped something, so that's cool with me.
Anyway, that's the card. Anyone see a similar Fairfield set in his or her neck of the woods? I'd be interested to see if there are sets outside of the major markets. More later...thanks for reading!