I had a great holiday break and was able to get a couple of weeks off from work. That also meant that I had the kid with me most of those two weeks and had to plan fun adventures for him. The first and most funnest adventure I could possibly think of was taking him to the LCS down the street. Seriously, what kid wouldn’t want to visit a card shop with expensive pieces of cardboard, wooden bats and autographed baseballs…seriously…The adventure was a bit of a mis step on my part, but Rick was fantastic with him running around the store, plus we got there so early that nobody was in the shop. That was a great way to keep my level of embarrassment down to a minimum. The kid did manage to get in to some trouble, but overall was fantastic and most important, he did not break anything. Well, nothing that I noticed. Haven’t been back since.
Rick has always been generous with me and offers up a few free items each time I go in. Nothing major, but free is always cool. This time though, the free card went to the little kid and it was a very nice Derek Jeter card from 2008. Our kid actually looked at the card in sort of confused/excited sort of way. He tends to keep away from my cards since i’m very protective of them. Not to mention he’s managed to wreak havoc on a couple of them already.
During the slightly chaotic visit i was able to pick up a couple Redskin rookie cards…which, are unfortunately no longer Redskins. Lache is a practice squad Panther last i checked, which is cool. I like the Panthers and hope he gets a chance to shine next season. He is crazy fast and quick but couldn’t seem to make the team this year. If the Redskins have one area of decent depth, it’s at running back.
I also picked up the Cody Hoffman rookie card from Prizm. I thought this kid would make the practice squad this year but was off and on and I believe he was cut just after a few weeks in to the season for good. Not sure if he will pick up somewhere else, but I could use this card for the team set!
During the visit we also managed to finagle a few junk wax packs of 1991 Pacific and 1990 Donruss baseball. Cards which Rick was more than happy to just let us have. I’m sure he would not have minded us taking a few more for the road…maybe next time.