Saturday, February 27, 2016

Fleer Autograph Project - Part 51

  I've been trying to broaden my search for autographed 1963 Fleer cards.  I've had decent luck with organized signings and TTM, however I have most of the living players (Rich Rollins and Willie Mays are the only living players I don't have.  EBay is a decent resource, but most of the signed cards out there I already have.  So, every few weeks I sit down and do a general Google search for these cards.

This Leon Wagner came from Hall of Fame Memorabilia, based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (although this card shipped from California.)   Wagner passed away in 2004 and represents the 13th deceased player featured in the 1963 Fleer set for which I have an autograph.

What I am Listening to: Embraceable You by Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Alternate Collection Update

About three and a half years ago, San Jose Fuji asked if the sportscard bloggers collected anything other than sportscards.

This post was my answer.
Update #1
Update #2

Since then, there has been a few changes.  We sold the grey thoroughbred in the 6th picture in the first post, leased out the pony in the next picture down to a friend to use as a lesson horse, and sold the Welsh Pony three more pictures down.  Additionally, we lost Star, one of the barn cats in Update #2 to a predator.

Last weekend, we drove up to Wichita and bought Traeh, a 4 year old Irish Sport Horse.

Traeh is going to be my wife's up and coming show horse. Her main show mount, Clyde, is pushing 20 years old, which is roughly 63 in human years.  He is still healthy and loves to compete, but we cannot ask him to do higher level competing without risking injury. So, she'll still do lower level events with him and start bringing Traeh along over the next few years.

What I am listening to:  If Wishes Were Horses by Star Anna