I've been out of town a lot lately. First for a work thing where a bunch of dentists get together and talk about teeth. Then for a funeral, which wasn't unexpected, but still...not good times. So I've missed out on a lot blog posts and I haven't posted anything for a while. I'm trying to catch up.
I did get a little pick-me-up the other day when my new card arrived in the mail. Here it is: A dual auto of Grady Sizemore and Nick Swisher
Not too shabby, huh?
My love for Sizemore is well documented. I named my firstborn son after him (well, not really, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.)
I'm a big fan of Swisher for one main reason. He's a Buckeye. There aren't too many of us in the majors. As far as I know it's only Swisher, Scott Lewis (Indian's pitcher) and Josh Freeman of the Rockies. Not exactly a murderer's row. But, we take what we can get, and so I decided to try to collect some Swisher cards.
I ran across this baby on eBay a few weeks ago and I had to get it. It ended up being around $20. I have no way of knowing if I overpaid, but that doesn't matter. I also have no idea why these two are on a card together, or why they couldn't have gotten a better picture of Grady (where he isn't making a face like he's taking a dump.) Maybe it's because both of them sign terrible auto's
No matter, it's a cool card and I love it.
My only dilemma is that there are 2 Yankees I love now. Swisher and Sabathia. I have no idea how to reconcile that. Any suggestions?
BTW: Check out the Swisher page on base reference. It has pitching stats. Sweet.
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