I received three of the five cards ordered to update the Frankenset. At this point I don't have anything to say about the cards other than they fit in number wise. The frankenset page and want list have been updated.
In 1985 local Portland band Nu Shooz released their second album That's Right which included the single I Can't Wait. That year the single went to the Netherlands and came back with a dance remix. The song was ubiquitous in Portland, it hit the Top 40 and was number on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1986. Nu Shooz was a freestyle/R&B group with between seven and twelve members. It was fronted by Valerie Day and her husband John Smith. They are still in Portland and appear around town in various incarnations.
Choose one, two or as many as you like. Each week now I will be adding nine cards to the trade stack. Trade me anything, cards, books, albums. Don't tell me what you are sending me. I want to be surprised.
The Governor of Maryland only took 13 days to sign and return my cards. Governor Hogan was elected in 2014 and again in 2018. His father served in Congress from 1968-1975 and was the first Republican to call for Richard Nixon's impeachment.
Both of these are from 2019 Bowman Draft Picks. There is a third draft pick, but CJ Abrams is currently outside my price range.
#1188, Logan Driscoll. Logan was drafted in the second round out of George Mason. He played with the Tri City Dust Devils in 2019. I got to see him in several games against the Salem Keizer Volcanoes last summer. I got him to sign a custom I made of him as part of a team set I made of the Dust Devils.
#1189, Joshua Mears. Josh was also drafted in the second round of the drafted out of Federal Way High School in Washington. He played with the Arizona Padres last summer.
I participated in the blogging community Secret Santa this year. Thanks to The Lost Collector for sending me some really cool stuff. It started with a cool bookmark made of a 1989 Topps wax pack wrapper, it has already found a home. Then there was the 1989 cello pack, and an assortment of Padres cards. To top it all off there were two autographed Padres cards.
A very cool auto of former Padre Luis Urias numbered out of 250.
A Nick Margevicius RC from a Topps product. Nick only pitched in 17 games for the Padres in 2019, but I have 51 cards of him. I will do a post on all of them.
No new cards this week. It has been hectic around the house. Our eight year old granddaughter has been staying with us for about a month and just before Christmas her parents moved in with us also. All three of them and my wife and I have had bad colds for several days each. Plus things were strange with the holidays in the middle of the week. I just ordered some more cards for the set today, so hopefully they will be here by next Friday.
No new cards for the Frankenset today. Christmas spending kinda of slowed things down on the Frankenset spending. I still have the following teams available for gifting. I am not looking to trade. I have 50 or more of each of these teams, stars included. I wish to clear my box of teams at the end of the year. If you want one of the teams or know of some one who might, drop me a line and I will send them to you after the start of 2020. Thank you for your help.
John Fischer was a well known artist at the beginning of contemporary Christian music. Sometimes he is credited with having the first CCM album released. In the late 70's I helped promote a concert of his in Oakland, CA. He was a nice guy and I was really into his music for awhile. He seems to have more of an author later in his career.
Just one card added to the Frankenset this week. I didn't have a card from Renata Galasso in the Frankenset so I found this one, which fills spot #223. Tony Cuccinello played from 1930-1945 for a variety of teams in both leagues. The Frankenset page and the want list are both updated.
The Judds were one of the biggest attractions in country music in the eighties and nineties. They won five Grammy's and eight Country Music Association awards. They conducted a farewell tour in 1991 shortly after Naomi (Mom, with the hat on the card) was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Wynonna continued on our her own for years, never really achieving the success they had as a duo. The third member of the family is actress Ashley Judd. My wife and I went to see the Judds in their farewell concert at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. Pirates of the Mississippi opened and then T.G. Shepard, both of which we missed. We got to our seats as they were setting the stage for the third act, a newcomer named Garth Brooks. Wow, what a performance. I remember him giggling all the way through Friends in Low Places as the entire crowd sang along. The Judds were almost a let down after the high energy of Garth's set.
Today there is no trade stack. I have several teams that I don't collect that I have fifty or more cards of and I would like to find a good home for them. This is a gift from me to you. If you are interested in any of the following teams please comment and email me with your address and I will send you the cards. Thank you for stopping by. Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim The Houston Astros The Blue Jays The Milwaukee Brewers The Arizona Diamondbacks The Cleveland Indians The Miami or Florida Marlins The Washington Nationals The Baltimore Orioles The Philadelphia Phillies The Texas Rangers The Boston Red Sox The Colorado Rockies The Kansas City Royals The Minnesota Twins and finally, The New York Yankees