for the second time, brian from hcsa and i met up at the monthly local card show. we chatted for a bit and exchanged cards and other baseball related items - twins for dodgers - but only one of us brought a 1941 double play card for the other.
brian reached into the way-back machine and handed over this john wyatt card
brian also finished off my dodger team set of 1951 topps red backs with this preacher roe card
here's a nice die cut jackie robinson card from 2015 topps stadium club
brian also included a tommy lasorda book in the stuff he gave me, and i plan to read it soon. i recently finished reading 'lords of the realm' by john helyar which details the history of baseball from the owners' perspective. it was great, and made me think less of the owners and bud selig than i had in the past. the book ends with the 1994 strike, so it doesn't address steroids or realignment or the latest round of expansion, but i don't think there were any redeeming efforts by the owners during that time that might have painted them in a better light. anyway, i would recommend the book to any of you reading this.
thanks for the trade brian - too bad we couldn't meet up at twins fest, but i'm sure i'll see you around!