Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Vietnamese New Year!

Aside from being exquisitely beautiful and talented, the lovely wife is of Vietnamese descent (eat your heart out suckers).  We spent this weekend celebrating the Chinese Vietnamese New Year with her family.  It's always a nice time, and our kids will love it more and more as they get older.  One of the traditions that I'm sure they will be especially fond of is the handing out of Li Xi (lee see).  Li Xi are little red envelopes containing various amounts of cash and are meant to bring good luck.   I got a red envelop myself this weekend:

See if you can guess what I spent it on, less than 24 hours after getting it.  Yep, just like Play at the Plate, I'm Weak. 

In my defense, these value boxes were marked down 25%.   $11 for these value boxes is too much for me to pass up.  Each box contains 5 packs of 2011 Topps Traded, 1 pack of 2011 Bowman Chrome, 1 Bryce Harper card and 1 Diamond Giveaway code card (I got 4 total codes out of both boxes, but the site has been down a few days so I don't know what my codes will bring yet).  Do you want to see how the little red boxes bought with my little red envelope turned out?  Sure you do.  First,here are the two Bryce Harpers. 
Yes, I'm drinking the Kool-Aid on this guy, and I actually like these cards.
I guess my little red envelope did bring me some luck too:
I don't know much about Guyer, but this Bowman Chrome auto is numbered to #50, so I'm geeked out over it.
Other than that, I didn't get much to write home about in the 2 Bowman Chrome packs.  Here are the highlights from the Topps traded packs:

 Lot's of shiny, and the Ethier is #d to 60. 
I also got a few Kimball minis and another Hosmer to add to my PC of former Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

Aside from the Hosmer and the Silver Harper, everything is for trade! 


Don WickedOrtega said...

Can you put aside for me the Dawson and the bailey please...

Greg Zakwin said...

Congrats on the very nice pull!

The Guyer is pretty sweet too.

carlsonjok said...

Funnily enough, I had a big old bowl of pho over the weekend. You wouldn't have guessed it was a holiday though. The restaurant was fairly sedate.

The Lost Collector said...

Happy new year! Nice pull on the auto.