Monday, March 28, 2016
Bubblegum and Radness
Your weekly Radness update, plus baseball cards.
We're down to the Final Four in the big college basketball tournament. Were it not for North Carolina holding off Notre Dame, we would have seen all four #1 seeds go down in the same round. Ohio Blue Devil continues to lead with the slim margin, but all of his picks have been eliminated. Cardboard Collections, toddsteb and Cardboard Clubhouse still have two teams left in the tournament and thus appear to have the best chance at swinging the standings around and claiming the top prize, but it's really a wide open race right now. Meanwhile, the succinctly named B has the fewest points with no possible points remaining, so he will claim the Worst Place "prize" for this year.
Once again, baseball cards are the reason why we're all here, and tonight I'm looking at some cards that Jeff from Wish They Still Came With Bubblegum sent over in a stuffed envelope earlier this month. Magneuris Sierra first showed up on my radar this year as I tried to catch a few innings of spring training ball here and there. He seems promising. and thanks to Jeff I now have two of his cards from last year's Panini E^3 set. (Do they call it that?)
I've grumbled a lot about this year's Topps flagship, but I don't mind this card. I believe it's a retail only insert. The frame can't contain young Pujols.
Speaking of young, Bruce Sutter here looks like he could fit in with the hipsters here in Portland. I may have seen him at the Eleanor Friedberger show at the Doug Fir a couple of weeks ago, in fact.
And last, but obviously not least, are a pair of Yadi rookie cards of differing sizes. There's less than a week left until real baseball starts, and hopefully Yadi will be ready. I can't wait!