Growing up we visited the Field Museum a couple of times on class trips. While in school we also visited the Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science & Industry, and the Shedd Aquarium. I think I have been to the Shedd about ten times; no lie.
On Friday we visited the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum:
Great place for a kid to explore and burn off some energy. After that we walked over to the M-Den by campus to pick up some new gear.
Then on Saturday we attended the Rutgers-Michigan at the Big House:
We had a blast, but it's nice to be home. With all the tickets, hotel rooms, and meals, it might be awhile before I can buy any cards! But it was well worth it.
I received two packages, both TCDB trades, last Tuesday but could not upload photos before we left, so we will cover these first.
A trade with Jothand adds some 2019 baseball stars to Owen's collection:
A good-size four sport trade with Shaggy69 follows and begins with 1991 Score set builders:
A nice assortment of 90s basketball set builders, primarily from the latter half of the decade, is up next:
Additions to the Michigan collection include both basketball and football cards:
A pair of Bama football additions follows:
The trade concludes with a Belfour for the Hawks collection:
Owen and I also made a Target run last Tuesday afternoon. While there I a picked up a little more than usual, but nothing excessive:
Still hoping to pull some Vlad, Tatis, and Alonso's for Owen's collection.
We will start with the pair of fat packs. I have pretty much all of the cards I want from the flagship base set so not surprising that only pulled three keepers for Owen's collection:
I did a little better with the Archives blaster. These have been added to Owen's collection:
Talk about a blast from the past; I remember buying Topps coins in the late 80s at the toy store in the mall.
The Heritage hanger box, sadly, yielded nothing for Owen's collection. Unfortunately, I did not pull any Vlad, Tatis, or Alonso cards for Owen's collection from any of these packs/boxes.
We move on to the RCs I will hold onto for now, beginning with the flagship set:
Followed by Archives:
And finishing with Heritage:
The pack/box break concludes with cards I have added to my For Trade list... and there's plenty. We begin with the flagship set:
And then Archives:
Finishing with Heritage:
I have pulled two lid tops and both have been Tatis. Disappointing to not get someone else I want, however, it does make for a pretty good piece of trade bait.
So that get's us caught up on last Tuesday's cards. We returned Sunday evening and I went to work well before the PO opened Monday morning so I couldn't stop and check my box until after work. I was thrilled to see eight packages waiting for me. Without further ado, here's a rundown of what I received yesterday...
- A small trade with sandd0522 adds a couple of nice cards to Owen's collection:
- My first trade with Pfaall adds Latvia to the list of countries to which I have sent cards:
I add one hockey card to my Michigan collection:
And six to my Hawks & Belfour collection:
- Another trade with Trinitydawg22 adds 16 cards to my Bama football collection:
- Another trade with Tigerfan22 adds one basketball card to my Michigan collection:
And 22 football cards to the Michigan collection:
- 15 1995-96 Stadium Club set builders courtesy of jmiller4 are up next:
- My first trade with Eric Rochette is a hockey affair that begins with a few early 90s set builders:
23 Michigan additions follow:
The trade concludes with a dozen Hawks additions:
- This next package is a single card eBay purchase; a Giannis that is SN99:
I feel like I have neglected Giannis over the past few months and failed to actively seek out his cards.
- And finally, yesterday's final package is another single card eBay purchase:
A Chris Webber that is SN20 and carries a piece of 14K gold. Believe me, I think the gold piece is a silly gimmick, but Chris is my guy so I had to get this.