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Friday, December 18, 2015
Vintage Fridays: Al Pilarcik, 1959 Topps #7
By about 8:00 this evening, I felt as weary and disenchanted as Al
Pilarcik looks in this photo. I had barely been home since 6:00 this
morning, and Janet and I had been wandering through the mall for 90
minutes or so. (As an aside, I'm pretty sure it was 115 degrees inside
of that place. I would've stripped down to my boxers, but that didn't go
over well the last time.) On the plus side, we made a big dent in our
Christmas shopping. If I'm not overlooking anyone, there are about folks
left on the to-buy list. There have been so many errands and events
over the past few weeks that I assumed we'd be woefully unprepared for
the holidays, but we're keeping our heads above water. The tree is
trimmed, the front porch is decked with garland and white lights, and
Janet's baking sugar cookies as I type this. I can't believe that
Christmas is just a week away, anyhow. I'm looking forward to it,
including our now-standard week with my in-laws in North Carolina. As
long as I can steer clear of any more shopping malls, that is.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.