Monday, December 16, 2013

The Lost His Mind Collector

I'm interrupting my COMC Black Friday parade to show a group of cards that my good pal AJ from The Lost Collector blog sent recently.  He periodically sends great stuff out of the blue, and this package was no different.

First, the star of the PWE in my opinion:

An exfractor of the best player on the best team of all time, the 2014 Texas Rangers.  That's just my guess anyway.  My estimates conservatively predict a 140-22 Rangers record next year, with Beltre flirting with .400 and 60 home runs.  This is based on a complex algorithm-formula type thing I do in my head that I can't begin to explain to you in this forum.

Next is a neat oversize card from 1986 Donruss:

I like this card as a stunning reminder of how rough it used to be rooting for the Rangers.  Gary Ward was the "All Star" choice back then.  I'm going to pull this card our every time I get frustrated with a modest losing streak from the Jon Daniels era Rangers.

Finally, this:

 I assume AJ sent this because he thinks this is how we look and behave down here in Arkansas.  I'd take offense, except for this true story from my childhood (which took place in Texas, thank you very much):

I have an Aunt ("Genie" we'll call her) who is best described as a free spirit.  She lived about two hours from where I grew up in the panhandle of Texas.  I had no inclination that she had any interest in WWE (WWF back then) wrestling.  I did though.  Big time.  I would always try to attend WWF events whenever they made their way to Amarillo, Texas.  One year, "Hacksaw" Jim Dugan was in Amarillo, pairing with Hillbilly Jim to take on King Kong Bundy and Andre The Giant in a tag team match.

I looked out in the crowd and noticed someone holding up a sign that read:  "King Kong Is A Ding Dong!"  I grabbed my friend who was with me and was getting ready to make fun of the rube that had brought that sign.  But then I looked down at the sign holder- it was my Aunt Genie.  I slunk down in my seat the rest of the night.

Thanks for the painful childhood reminder AJ.


Play at the Plate said...

From your mouth to God's ears.

The 2014 Rangers part, not the Ding Dong part.

The Lost Collector said...

Wow, I had no idea my throw-in would illicit such painful childhood memories. I'm thrilled by this.