Monday, December 21, 2020

Picking A Crack(ed Bat's Pockets)

Sometimes I just can't help it. Admittedly, it makes me feel self-conscious, wondering if anybody has noticed how often I've done it. I even tell myself I shouldn't do it so much, and I should ease up a bit. But let me tell you, it just feels so good to pick at A Crack....ed Bat's Pickpockets Page! 

A Cracked Bat is of course, the delightful blog by Julie. She is among the most generous bloggers out there, and has a whole page devoted to giving away cards. I've taken advantage of her generosity before, and recently she had some fantastic cards to give away which I just couldn't resist. Red Sox, oddballs, Hall of Famers - they were all there ripe for the taking! I picked up a page's worth of assorted goodness:

I also managed to pick a few cards courtesy of Bo from Baseball Cards Come To Life. He won a huge contest over at, you guessed it, A Cracked Bat! Julie sent Bo a ton of cards, and Bo proceeded to spread his good fortune to everyone else. I was more than happy to take a couple of chewy granola Hall of Famers:
Favorite Card: Even though I never got to watch him play, I have a fondness for Louis Tiant. That Senior League card is fantastic, and I bet he could still throw a few fastballs if he wanted to.

Thanks for the cards Julie and Bo!


  1. The 1998 Topps Roberto Clemente is a gorgeous card. This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've seen it pop up on a blog. I hope to stumble across a copy in a dime box one day. The Bazooka Shining Stars set is also attractive. Back in 1989 I was still working at Thrifty's and we sold the boxes of gum that contained one of these cards. I bought a few... but can't remember who I pulled.

  2. Nice picks! I like the Bench, Betts, and Conlon Cards in particular.

  3. Team effort! Being picky is worth the time! Glad you like!