Last week, I got together with some of my celebrity friends for our monthly Strat-O-Matic night… We normally do it earlier in the month, but Mike Mills had some sort of scheduling conflict… Lord knows what, it’s not like he has a whole lot going on since R.E.M. called it a day.
Anyway, towards the end of the night Rachael Leigh Cook pulled me aside and… What? Oh, you know her, she used to be on Dawson’s Creek, she’s been in a bunch of movies and TV shows and is currently doing that TV show “Perception” with Eric McCormack…
Wait a second, here’s her 2014 Simon & Gintfunkel card…
…I really should get her to autograph one someday, it would be good trade bait.
Rachael’s not the greatest Strat player, but she brings these absolutely phenomenal potato chips from Pennsylvania. You know, kind of like the whole “craft beer” thing, but with chips. Say what you want about Pennsylvania, but those people know how to make snacks.
Anyway, Rachael brought me some cards off my wantlist, with the proviso that I share them with all of you… You know, good publicity and all that.
First off, she got me a couple of cards for my 1982 set that I’ve been working on for… Oh… 32 years and counting.
…as well as a similarly-old Oriole need…
This Carew gets me one step closer to the 1979 set.
Like 1980 and 1982, 1979 falls into the category of “Yeah, I really should finish those”, but it’s far from an imperative.
Rachael knows I’m a Frank Catalanotto collector, so she got me two new additions…
And finally, I got this interesting Rookie Glossy card from 1992 Topps.
Normally I like a card to show you what the player looks like – this card obviously fails that test, but it’s still a cool photo… especially for these glossy inserts, which are often just head shots.
I’ve made some other trades with the celebrities at our Strat-O-Matic Night, not to mention the charity Frisbee Golf tournament I was in over the summer. I’ll feature those in a future post.