Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Cal Ripken, Jr., 2009 Topps Commemorative Patch
I don't know how this keeps happening, but I'm very much running behind on my trading. I owe envelopes of varying sizes to a short list of very generous people, including Max. He was the sender of this card, featuring a manufactured patch bearing the logo of the 1983 All-Star Game in Chicago. Incidentally, Cal Ripken, Jr. won the A.L. MVP that year, but walked in his only at-bat in the Midsummer Classic. A quick check of my Gmail tells me that my backlog stretches back to the end of June, which is just inexcusable (intermittent vacations notwithstanding). So to you brave souls to whom I have promised to send cards in recent history, take heart. My social calendar is free and clear for the foreseeable future, and I will be getting my act together. Thanks for your great contributions to this blog, and for your patience.