That Redskins game today…jeezus man…my heart is still pounding. Not sure what kind of run those guys have in them this year, but they have to be able to play better defense if they want to even make the playoffs this year. Currently on the outside looking in…the part that kills me with all of this is that i have to cheer for the Cowboys to win the rest of their games to help my teams chances…#HTTR!
Tying up a nice little wooden bow on the Gypsy Oak artwork, i also picked up a couple of the laser cut / wood engraved baseball card replicas. These are really cool pieces of carved plywood showing the selected player in their reproduced 1955 or 1956 Topps issue. Each piece is roughly 3/16″ and the same size as a typical baseball card. They are really light and have a somewhat rough texture to them, but feel perfect in the hand. A very cool and original piece of artwork that i’m super happy to have.
The first card is the Mickey Mantle. I wasn’t going to purchase another one, but felt that if i just got the Mantle card i may regret not getting the other one i had my eye on. The Mantle card is pretty lovely and reflects the beautiful version of the 1956 card. I stole an image from the internets of what the original card looks like vs. the copy of the wood card below. One day, i will own that Mantle card…i just know it!
See! Identical…except for all the dudes in the stands with white t-shirts…it’s dead-nuts.
The other card that i wasn’t planning to get, but had a difficult time passing on was the Roberto Clemente. Clemente is one of those guys that i’d love to collect and have a sweet collection of his original cards…in due time…here is his version of the 1955 Topps reproduced image.
Last image is one that was a bit of a surprise…not a card that i had ordered or given any idea to ordering especially since i didn’t even see it on the website. Either way, when someone forwards you a Sandy Koufax card of any kind…for free, you are generally happy about it…maybe even ecstatic. Here is the image of the reproduced version in the 1955 Topps format. Enjoy!
I was hoping to pick up a Rickey Henderson at some point from Gypsy Oak, but don’t think he’s made one yet…or i’ve missed the boat on it…? I’ll keep an eye out in the future just in case.
So tonight is a big night for me. I’m going to a show of one of my childhood favorites, i’ve been a longtime fan of his music and was super excited when i saw that he was coming to Portland. The last time I saw this guy live and in person i was a 12 year old pre-teen child in San Antonio. That show was pretty epic and one of my all time favorites…still have vivid memories of that awesome night almost 30 years later. I will wait to spill the beans on who it is in my next post and hope to have some shots from the show…in the meantime, here’s another completely random video that has nothing to do with anything. Hope you guys had a great weekend and a great week ahead!