Bad Wax has weekly contests. You probably have seen them. A few weeks ago I stumbled across one that asked a few trivia questions. It had already been answered a bunch of times so I checked my answers and entered. Translation - I cheated.
In my defense I knew 2 of them and was pretty sure on the 3rd. The other question I would have had to look up, but it seemed kind of silly with all of the right answers staring me straight in the face.
It would have been like Ralph Fiennes in Quiz Show. What's the difference if you take the time to look up the answers yourself? Eventually you just kind of take the glory.
And that's exactly what I did.
Here's the glory I won: 3 packs of unopened wax! 2006 Fleer, 2007 Topps U+H, 2008 Topps.
Let's rip them and see what we got (the royal we). I'll post my favorite card in each.
2006 Fleer: David Wright
Toweling himself off after a hard day at the office.
OK - One more from this pack.
I wanted to post this one because it looks to me as if he's spotted a pterodactyl up in the sky. I wish Carl Everett would say more stuff. It doesn't matter what. Just keep talking my man.
OK - Last one
Jeff Kent/Derek Lowe
I always feel as if I must post Beardy's favorite player when given the opportunity. That would be Jeff Kent, by the way.
2007 Topps Updates and Highlights
Not much to say other than Johan is really good, and it appears that the Mets may have broken him. Hey, what's the harm in repeatedly sending out the league's best pitcher with a sore arm during a lost season? Nothing bad ever happens when guys pitch with a sore arm.
I always loved Byrd. Sure he could be infuriating, but his games were usually exciting.
I was at this game. It was a hell of a thing watching a junkballer and a knuckleballer get out of one jam after another. There were ALWAYS guys on base. That game could have broken wide open at any time, but it didn't until the 6th. Edge of your seat for every pitch. Nothing better than postseason baseball. Made all the better because my team won. Now all we have are the memories of a competitive team past.
And Paul Byrd was a part of that. My memories of Paul are mostly good ones.
Thanks Chemgod. Good Times.
Fred C. Harris and Brendan C. Boyd
5 weeks ago