Where’s Grubby Glove? Here I Am!
A short time ago one of my baseball cronies asked me where Grubby Glove had been hiding, and I must confess, he had a valid question. When I gave the question some thought, I realized I’ve been in plain sight, albeit in a related arena, all along. My off-season, baseball related activities have taken me deep into the world of baseball card trading, done with an eye on the ultimate prize, a Bryan Stow Awareness and Fundraising Event, or series of them, to be held during our still-young, new year.
Thanks to some very active Facebook baseball card collecting and trading groups, I have amassed over 12,000 San Francisco Giants baseball cards. More come in every week. I’m nearing the time when I’m going to have to hold another baseball card sorting party. This will be the second one and will hopefully be better attended than the first one when three people attended. Ordinarily that would be a good turnout, but in this unfortunate case, the three people were “me,” “myself” and “I.” The funny thing was that the three of “us” couldn’t agree on how to proceed! Should we sort cards by year? By card manufacturer? By player? The decision was eventually made to sort the cards by player.
Everyone has their favorite teams and players whose cards they collect. In over fifteen months of trading, much of it done over the past three months, I’ve learned my fellow traders’ likes and collecting goals. It’s gotten so that whenever I open a pack of baseball cards, I immediately know which cards I can trade and to which collector. It’s the same on the other side, too. My fellow traders have discovered my favorite player is Tom Seaver, and along with the Giants cards I have received, every once in a while a Tom Seaver gem comes with it. I’ll close out this short post with a few of the cards that have come in during these past three months.
And I’ll be back with another post soon.