Friday, December 26, 2014


  • A 1965 Topps Mickey Mantle card to inch closer to completing the set.
  • A corporate card to pretend the factory cares.
  • An official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle.
  • A 100-count box of nine-pocket UltraPro Platinum Series hologram pages.
  • A night off on Christmas.  
  • A day on the bike in the mountains of Western North Carolina on Christmas.
  • The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book.

  • One flippin' high-numbered 2014 Heritage card to cross off that set list.
  • A car drive without hearing a horn honk.
  • Chatter about real solutions to end the three-hour ballgame.
  • A quirky questionnaire I mailed Spaceman Bill Lee more than a year ago.

  • A sensible answer to police brutality. 
  • A promise from Topps not to re-use another player photo nor the 1980 design for Archives.
  • A promise of no more promises ever from Roger Goodell. 
  • A suggestion on how to really organize my collection better.
  • Unanimous agreement on my suggestion that Die Hard is really a Christmas movie.

  • Gum and wax returned to packs.
  • Respect and manners taken for granted. 
  • A declaration of war on mediocrity
  • A declaration of peace on Earth.


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    1. It's an action movie that takes place at a Christmas party. Yeah, I guess it kind of is a Christmas movie.

  2. Great post, but I must disagree about Die Hard. Much like Gremlins, a movie does not become a 'Christmas movie' simply by taking place on or near Christmas. Return of the Living Dead takes place on July 3 and 4, but I don't consider it a Fourth of July movie. Happy New Year!