Over the past week or two I’ve been focusing my purging/organizing efforts on my Leaf cards. In the process, I found more 1993 Leaf cards, and I’ve got a better idea of where I stand with my new goal of collecting one of each cityscape found on the backs of the cards. We’ve got 4 more cities today…
I’ve been to Toronto, so I know this is City Hall.
This is part of the National Aquarium in Baltimore… Doesn’t look like an aquarium, does it? If you’re in Baltimore, the Aquarium is definitely worth checking out. If you’re going to check it out, it’s definitely worth buying tickets in advance, even if it’s just a matter of buying tickets for later in the day… The wait can get pretty long on weekends.
The front of 1993 Leaf cards are nothing special… Typical early 1990’s upscale cards. The backs are another story…
…so much so that I recently turned my 1993 Leaf Mets around in the plastic sheets so as to feature the back rather than the front.
I grew up 30+ miles from Manhattan, and I went there a couple of times a year and… well, it’s not that I wasn’t impressed by it, but I didn’t think about it. It was what it was.
The last time I was in New York I was stuck in traffic on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge which goes from Staten Island to Brooklyn. Traffic had come to a complete halt, and I got frustrated because I wanted to get where I was going, see friends and family, not get stuck on a bridge. After I was done cursing out my bad luck, I turned and started absentmindedly looking out the window. I realized that from on that bridge I had a great view of the lights of New York City and I gained a new appreciation for how beautiful and amazing and impressive New York can be. It wasn’t until I left the area and came back that it really sunk in.
I guess that’s just the way things go, isn’t it? You sometimes don’t appreciate what’s around you until after it’s no longer around you.