The other day I caught part of WarGames on TV… For those of you who don’t know, WarGames is a movie from 1983 about a teenage computer hacker who gets into a Department Of Defense computer and plays a Nuclear War simulation game which very nearly turns into the real thing. The movie’s a bit dated, but still pretty good. It stars a pre-“Ferris Bueller” Matthew Broderick and a pre-“Breakfast Club” Ally Sheedy… I remember being particularly – *ahem* – smitten with Ally Sheedy when I saw this movie the first time… and before you accuse me of lusting after high school girls, I was just out of high school when WarGames came out, so don’t go throwing around words like “creepy”.
…and Ally Sheedy is older than I am anyway, thank you very much.
OK, I seem to be wandering away from my original point, which was that I always enjoy a good game, and I also enjoy picking up cards from baseball-related collectible card games… Someday, we’ll all be writing about those cool oddball MLB Showdown cards from the 2000’s.
So I picked up a few of these cards during the Black Friday promotion on COMC… Would you like to see them?
Too bad, I’m showing them anyway.
Here’s an addition I made to one of my player collections, this is a 2003 MLB Showdown Pennant Run card of Frank Catalanotto…
I started following Frank because he’s from the same part of Long Island that I’m from, and from there I grew to appreciate him as a player. He’s 9 years younger than I am, but who knows, maybe he also saw WarGames when it was playing at the movie theater at the Smith Haven Mall (or wherever it was that I saw it).
I also picked up several Mets from the 2005 Topps Pack Wars set. I know almost nothing about Pack Wars, I presume it was a predecessor to Attax. Feel free to free me from the shackles of my ignorance.
I don’t know how else to end this than to close out with a quote from WarGames:
A strange game.
How about a nice game of chess?